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Dayton soldier killed in Afghanistan being laid to rest

Friday, July 16, 2010
Staff Sergeant Jesse Ainsworth grew up in Dayton and loved to hunt and fish in the woods near his familys home.

Staff Sergeant Jesse Ainsworth grew up in Dayton and loved to hunt and fish in the woods near his family's home.

Family and friends are saying goodbye to a soldier from Liberty County, who died in Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Jesse Ainsworth, 24, of Dayton died last Saturday after being hurt by an improvised explosive device, or IED. Visitation will be held tonight from 5pm to 9pm at Pace Stancil Funeral home in Dayton. The Memorial Service will be tomorrow at 10am at the Dayton Community Center.

Ainsworth will be buried at Houston Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

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