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Fallen Hero Honored by Fellow Soldiers and the Patriot Guard


Fort Campbell, KY – Tuesday afternoon members of the Patriot Guard was standing by just outside of gate 3 to escort  the hearse carrying  SGT John Paul Castro en-route to the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Upon reaching the Kentucky State Line, Oak Grove and Hopkinsville Police lead the way blocking traffic along the way up to Hopkinsville. At the entrance, the office stood tall beside his patrol car until the last vehicle past.

Once inside the cemetery there was a service under the pavilion. There were many soldiers there in their dress greens and dress blues along with friends and family.  Brigadier General Jeffrey N. Colt  also attended the ceremony and presented the most recent medals.

He has numerous medals which include: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation w/ Combat, Army Commendation, Army Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Bronze Service Star,Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service, Army Service Ribbon, NATO and Army Meritorious Unit Commendation.

SGT Catstro, 25 of Andrews, TX died April 22, 2011 of small arms fire while serving in Afghanistan was assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division ( Air Assault ).

Soldiers standing at Parade Rest at the funeral for SGT John Paul Castro

Soldiers standing at Parade Rest at the funeral for SGT John Paul Castro

SGT Castro is survived by his wife Delia Castro, Daughter Natalia, a step-son Mamren, his brother David and sister Blanca. A  Memorial Service was held Friday in Andrews, TX followed by a funeral mass yesterday at Soldier Chapel, Fort Campbell, KY.

Fellow soldiers and family members honor the SGT John Paul Castro

Fellow soldiers and family members honor the SGT John Paul Castro

SGT Castro’s burial was with full military honors including a 21 gun salute and the playing of taps.

Local arrangements were handled by Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home in Clarksville, Tennessee.

About Roland Woodworth

    Roland Woodworth

    My name is Roland Woodworth, a professional REALTOR® with the experience & knowledge to assist you with all your real estate needs. My main area of focus is Clarksville TN , Oak Grove KY and the surrounding areas. I have over 12 years experience in the Real Estate industry and I’m a full time Realtor licensed in both Tennessee and Kentucky. I’m also a NAR Certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource.

    I moved to Clarksville while stationed in the US Army at Ft Campbell, KY in 1992. I have been in sales in the area since 1996. I received my Real Estate license in 1999.   I have been involved in many community organizations including the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce where I was a Chamber Ambassador for 5 years. I was the Fair Chairman for the 2002 North Tennessee State Fair in Clarksville, TN, and also president of Fair Inc which is the governing board consisting of members of the Clarksville Jaycees, City of Clarksville and Montgomery County. I’m  also a member of the Clarksville Jaycees Volunteer Col. Corp. a past member of the Clarksville Jaycees and the Downtown Kiwanis Club. I participated in the 2005 and 2009 Clarksville Extreme Makeover Home Edition builds here in Clarksville – Montgomery County.


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