Army Medic Killed in Afghanistan

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Private First Class Justin Whitmire was laid to rest at Cannon Memorial Park on Saturday following a moving memorial service at Simpsonville First Baptist Church and a journey of three miles through streets lined with thousands of mourners bearing American flags. PFC Whitmire, an Army Medic,  lost his life while on duty in Afghanistan on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. He was 20 years old.

He was the son of Donald (Donnie) Craig Whitmire and Jennifer Yeargin Whitmire. He was a 2010 graduate of Hillcrest High School and served on the Speech and Debate team. He helped to start the Broadcast Journalism program at the school.

Surviving in additional to his parents are a brother, Craig Whitmire and a sister Jessica (Jessi) Whitmire.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastors Terry Rogers and Stephen Morton. Burial was with full military honors.

Memorials may be made to the Faith Renewed Outreach Center Building Fund, 505 S. Main St., Mauldin, S. C. 29662.

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