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Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

(Source: Mike Morones/ArmyTimes) (Source: Mike Morones/ArmyTimes)
Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich (Source: Louisiana Army National Guard) Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich (Source: Louisiana Army National Guard)

An emotional goodbye Wednesday for the family of a fallen Louisiana National Guardman.

Staff Sergeant Thomas C. Florich, III was buried Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife Meghan, their new born daughter and Florich's father Stephen were all there to say goodbye.

Staff Sgt. Florich was one of 11 servicemen killed when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed during training off the coast of Florida back in March.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis, Adjutant General of the Louisiana National Guard, also attended the burial. Hugh ordered that Florich be permitted to be buried at the cemetery.

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