Funeral held for Army Sgt. Shawn Farrell, Hudson Valley resident killed in Afghanistan

Farrell was killed last month by enemy fire

Farrell was killed last month by enemy fire while on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. (May 8, 2014 6:57 PM)

Friends and family gave a final salute today to a highly decorated soldier from the Hudson Valley who was killed in Afghanistan.

Loved ones are mourning the loss of 24-year-old Army Sgt. Shawn Farrell. His funeral was held today in Ulster County. The family chose to have the service at Skate Time in Accord because they say Farrell grew up playing there as a child.

After the ceremony,...

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