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Published: 5/8/2014 - Updated: 7 months ago


Honoring Sgt. Andy Eckert

The Patriot Soil Project ceremony honored Sgt. Andy Eckert, who died while serving in military combat. The ceremony was on May 8 at Whitehouse Cemetery in Whitehouse, Ohio, on the ninth anniversary of Eckert's death. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Left to right  Marlee Eckert, 10, Tiffany Eckert, Myles Eckert, 9, and Lt. Col. Frank Dailey during a ceremony for Sgt. Andy Eckert. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Marlee Eckert, 10, Tiffany Eckert, Myles Eckert, 9, and Lt. Col. Frank Dailey during a ceremony for ...
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Left to right Kentuckyana Jones, from A&E television, and Tiffany Eckert comfort Marlee Eckert, 10. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Kentuckyana Jones, from A&E television, and Tiffany Eckert comfort Marlee Eckert, 10.
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Shovels used by the Eckerts during a ceremony for Sgt. Andy Eckert. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Shovels used by the Eckerts during a ceremony for Sgt. Andy Eckert.
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Myles Eckert, 9, shovels dirt from his father Sgt. Andy Eckert's grave into a vessel held by Mary Robinson of the Patriot Soil Project as Lt. Col. Frank Dailey, in back, looks on. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Myles Eckert, 9, shovels dirt from his father Sgt. Andy Eckert's grave into a vessel held by Mary Robinson of ...
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Scott Fish, lead singer of the band The Distant Cousinz, performs a song he wrote called Enlarge | Buy This Photo Scott Fish, lead singer of the band The Distant Cousinz, performs a song he wrote called "Marlee's Freedom" for Sgt....
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Left to right SFO Stesha Slates, Gary Robinson of The Patriot Soil Project, Sgt. Jeremy Langham, Marlee Eckert, 10, Tiffany Eckert, Myles Eckert, 9, and Lt. Col. Frank Dailey during a moment of silence for Sgt. Andy Eckert. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right SFO Stesha Slates, Gary Robinson of The Patriot Soil Project, Sgt. Jeremy Langham, Marlee Eckert, 10, Tiffany ...
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Myles Eckert, 9, leans on his father Andy Eckert's tombstone. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Myles Eckert, 9, leans on his father Andy Eckert's tombstone.
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Myles Eckert, 9, replaces a cross on his father Andy Eckert's  tombstone. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Myles Eckert, 9, replaces a cross on his father Andy Eckert's tombstone.
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Left to right SFO Stesha Slates, Gary Robinson of The Patriot Soil Project, and Sgt. Jeremy Langham. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right SFO Stesha Slates, Gary Robinson of The Patriot Soil Project, and Sgt. Jeremy Langham.
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Kentuckyana Jones, from A&E television, presents American flags to Marlee Eckert, 10, Myles Eckert, 9, and Tiffany Eckert, as Sgt. Jeremy Langham, left,  and Lt. Col. Frank Dailey, right, look on. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kentuckyana Jones, from A&E television, presents American flags to Marlee Eckert, 10, Myles Eckert, 9, and Tiffany Eckert, as Sgt....
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