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Slain SoCal soldier returns from Afghanistan

December 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
There was a solemn hero's welcome home Tuesday for Army Spc. Matthew Ramsey of Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley. He was shot and killed last Monday in Afghanistan.Ramsey, 20, was one of six U.S. soldiers killed in the ambush by an Afghan police officer. All six were from the 101st Airborne Division.

Ramsey's body was flown in Tuesday to the Palmdale airport.

Family and friends were there as Ramsey's casket was escorted to the mortuary by police, firefighters and members of the Antelope Valley Blue Star Mothers.