Local October 7, 2011 | 10:25 am

Local U.S. Navy sailor killed in Afghanistan laid to rest in Santiago

Santiago.- Amid painful tears yesterday in Santiago’s Municipal Cemetery the remains of Rafael Enrique Bigai Báez, U.S. Navy Petty Officer of Dominican origin were laid to rest.

The sailor died in combat with Taliban forces in Afghanistan on September 23 and his body was brought to the country via Cibao International Airport Tuesday, with services held in the Blandino funeral home, for his close friends and relatives.

A squad of U.S. Navy sailors and Dominican soldiers rendered the military honors for Bigai prior to his burial.

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