THE COMMUNITY OF SPRAGUE AND HARRINGTON ARE MOURNING
THEIR FALLEN SOLDIER TONIGHT.
THE FUNERAL FOR 22-YEAR-OLD CORPORAL JUSTIN CLOUSE
WAS HELD THIS MORNING AT LIFE CENTER.
CORPORAL CLOUSE WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN AFGANISTAN
OFFICIALS SAY THE SPRAGUE NATIVE WAS KILLED IN FRIENDLY
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT WITH
DETAILS ON HOW THE FALLEN SOLDIER WAS HONORED.
AARON- THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE LIFE CENTER AUDITORIUM
TODAY IS HARD TO PUT INTO WORDS.
MANY DECRIBED CORPORAL CLOUSE AS A THOUGHTFUL AND
WHO WAS KNOWN BY THOSE CLOSEST TO HIM AS A GENTLE
BUT NO MATTER IF YOU KNEW HIM PERSONALLY OR NOT.
EVERYONE IN THAT ROOM.
KNOWS HIM AS A HERO.
Soldiers join the army because there is a calling
that comes from within that most cannot descried.
An innate craving that is larger than themselves.
These men become professional soldiers, and live a
They train hard, they deploy they live rough and when
necessary they fight like hell.
CORPORAL JUSTIN CLOUSE IS DESCRIBED AS A SOLDIER UNLIKE
HE STOOD OUT FOR HIS STRONG LEADERSHIP
He was one of the finest team leaders I have ever
seen and invariably made everyone around him better.
THOSE QUALITIES DIDN'T STOP AT JUST SOLDIER JUSTIN...
BUT CONTINUED THROUGH TO OTHER ASPECTS OF HIS LIFE
HE CONSIDERED TO BE MOST IMPORTANT.
AS SON JUSTIN.
AND FIANCE JUSTIN.
Justin had the option to do what many citizens in
our country have done.
To remain safe at home and enjoy the bounties of freedom
and prosperity without shouldering
the burden of maintaining
HIS UNCLE SAYS IT WAS ALSO HIM WHO MADE THE BRAVE
DECISION REGARDING HIS FIRST TOUR.
he volunteered to go to afghanistan, instead of being
told he was going to Afghanistan
CORPORAL CLOUSES COMMANDER SAYS HE WAS KIND CARING
AND COMMITTED TO ALL THE SOLDIERS HE SERVED WITH.
IT IS THOSE QUALITIES THAT EARNED HIM SIX MEDALS TODAY.
WHICH INCLUDE THE PURPLE HEART.
AND THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL.
More important than that, Justin was just a good man
A GOOD MAN.
A GENTLE GIANT.
WHO FOR ONE LAST TIME TODAY.
COMMANDED THE ATTENTION OF THE ROOM WITH HIS PRESENCE.
MANY PEOPLE CAME FROM ALL OVER WASHINGTON TO HONOR
INCLUDING GOVENOR JAY INSLEE AND CONGRESSWOMAN CATHY
WHO PRESENTED CORPORAL CLOUSE'S FAMILY WITH A FLAG
AND A LETTER OF CONDOLENCE.
REPORTING IN STUDIO TONIGHT CAITI CURREY KXLY 4 NEWS.