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Honor flight bringing soldier home today
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A Patriot Flight with the remains of Staff Sgt. Sheldon L. Tate, U.S. Army, is scheduled to arrive at Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center at 12:30 p.m. today. An Army honor guard will receive and accompany the transportation of SSG Tate to Dorchester Funeral Home in Midway.
Tate, a resident of Liberty County, died July 13, while repelling an insurgent attack on an Afghan police compound in Kandahar City, according to the Pentagon.
"Staff Sgt. Sheldon Tate was a true warrior and leader of paratroopers. His last actions were a testament to the leader he was, as he grabbed a young paratrooper and led him to safety," Capt. William Hofmann, his company commander, said.
Tate was assigned to 782nd Brigade Support Battalion at Fort Bragg. He deployed with the unit to Afghanistan from March 2007 to April 2008 and remained at Fort Bragg to deploy again in August 2009.

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