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Family and friends mourn death of MS Marine

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PICAYUNE, MS (WLBT) - Family and friends of a Picayune Marine are mourning the death of a native son.

Twenty-seven-year-old First Lieutenant William Donnelly, IV. was killed in Afghanistan Thursday.

Picayune's mayor says his town will help the Donnelly Family cope in this difficult time.

"We will roll out everything we can do to make this family as comfortable as possible. If they choose to have it. We will have a first class escorts support. The patriot riders, our police and sheriff's office will be here to support and what you'll see is our citizens will line the streets in support of a fallen hero," said the city's mayor.

Donnelly's name will be added to a monument in front of Picayune's City Hall honoring the fallen heroes from the south Mississippi town.

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