Daily Star photo/KATIE ROHMAN Benjamin Rast’s family receives an Indiana flag Friday from the Indiana Department of Veterans on behalf of Gov. Mitch Daniels.

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Community pays its respects

Published 6:22pm Friday, April 15, 2011

A visitation was held Friday evening at Brandywine High School for Hospitalman and Niles native Benjamin Rast, 23,

Members of the Indiana Patriot Guard attend Rast's visitation at Brandywine.

who was killed in Afghanistan April 6.
Friends, family, members of the military, dignitaries and Brandywine athletes in uniform paid their respects to the hometown hero.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, also in the gym.

Photos, military momentos and Brandywine keepsakes line the entry to the gym.

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