Hundreds Salute Weatherford Sailor

An overwheming show of support for Clayton Beauchamp.

Saturday, Aug 18, 2012  |  Updated 10:18 PM CDT
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Hundreds Salute Weatherford Sailor

NBC 5

People lined the streets of Weatherford for the funeral procession of Fallen Sailor Clayton Beauchamp. He was a 2009 graduate of Weatherford High School.

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Family, friends and hundreds of strangers lined the streets to say goodbye to a hometown hero.

An explosive device killed Naval Petty Officer Third Class Clayton Beauchamp earlier this month in Afghanistan.

But on Saturday, hundreds of people lined the streets of his hometown of Weatherford to say goodbye.  Many held American flags.  Some also saluted.

The citizens line up as family and friends attended services at Northside Baptist Church.

"It's a great turnout," Traci Pettigrew said. "It's a great turnout. I'm glad that they have had such support to show the love of this fallen soldier that we have today."

Beauchamp was a 2009 graduate of Weatherford High School. His family said he signed up for the Navy at the age of 17-years-old.

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