A Touching Tribute

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In April 2010, US National Guard Sgt. Robert Barrett was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. As a Fall River, Massachusetts native, the city gathered together to support the Barrett Family and pay their respects.

Veterans salute Fall River’s Sgt. Roger Barrett during a public ceremony at BMC Durfee High School, Fall River, Massachusetts. On April 19, 2010, Sgt. Roger Barrett was killed by a suicide bomber while serving his first tour of duty in Afghanistan. Sgt. Barrett was 20 years old.
Sgt. Roger Barrett, a native of Fall River, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Durfee High School lay in repose during a ceremony at B.M.C Durfee High School.
A member of the Patriot Guard, a motorcycle group honoring fallen soldiers, escorts Sgt. Roger Barrett to a funeral mass in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Soldiers carry Sgt. Roger Barrett into a funeral mass at St. Mary’s Church in Fall River, Massachusetts.
A young girl looks solemnly as the procession of Sgt. Roger Barrett passes by.
A woman looks on with pained eyes as the procession of Sgt. Roger Barrett passes through Fall River, Massachusetts.
The National Guard Honor Guard carries Roger Barrett to his final resting place.
Sgt. Roger Barrett’s father, Paul Barrett receives a flag from a solider.
Members of the Patriot Guard line Fall River’s South Main Street with American Flags, honoring the death of Sgt. Roger Barrett.
A man holds a sign thanking the sacrifice Sgt. Roger Barret made during the Afghanistan War.
A man holds a sign thanking Sgt. Roger Barrett for his service.
Veterans release doves during the memorial service honoring Sgt. Roger Barrett.
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Drew Furtado is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker, and leader of a nationally recognized high school media arts communication department .

He develops guides and strategies for nonprofit and educational organizations to improve and grow their social media presence, website development, and communication practices that best engages audiences.

New Bedford, Massachusetts

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