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Service tomorrow for North Bergen soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

Sgt. Marcos Gorra, who the government said died during a training exercise in Afghanistan last week, will be buried tomorrow. His alma mater, North Bergen High School, will hold a public ceremony at 11:45 a.m. in preparation for the funeral procession’s passage in front of the school on Kennedy Boulevard and 74th Street on its way to the cemetery in Fairview.

The NBHS marching band will play the National Anthem and TAPS in the 2006 graduate’s honor.

An spokesman said the Army is investigating Gorra’s death. Meanwhile, his family waits for answers. See: A North Bergen hero dies young

Visiting hours begin tonight from 5 to 9 and again, briefly, tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., before the procession leaves Vainieri Funeral Home, at the corner of 59th Street on Kennedy Boulevard.

Mass is at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church: 567 65th Street, West New York, with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery, 500 Fairview Avenue.

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