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Loved ones say final goodbye to soldier killed in Afghanistan

Family and friends are saying their final goodbyes to a fallen soldier from Santa Clarita who was killed in Afghanistan.

March 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Family and friends are saying their final goodbyes to a fallen soldier from Canyon Country.

Army specialist Rudy Acosta was laid to rest Thursday morning. The 19-year-old combat medic was killed along with another soldier in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on March 19.

The Department of Defense said an afghan security contractor opened fire on a group of Americans. The gunman was killed, but the incident is still under investigation.