Fallen heroes remembered at Calverton

The family of Army Pfc. Garfield Langhorn received a wreath in his honor at the cemetery.

The family of Army Pfc. Garfield Langhorn received a wreath in his honor at the cemetery. (5/25/15)

CALVERTON - Hundreds of people gathered at Calverton National Cemetery on Memorial Day to remember those who gave their lives for their country.

The family of Army Pfc. Garfield Langhorn received a wreath in his honor at the cemetery.

Langhorn, from Riverhead, was just 20 years old when he sacrificed his life in Vietnam by lying on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers.

Other families visited grave sites to lay down flowers and flags in a somber reminder of just how many lives were sacrificed in the name of freedom.

 

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