Friends, family mourn soldier's death

June 23, 2008 4:45:02 PM PDT
An Antioch soldier was remembered Monday as an inspiration to his family and friends.

Hundreds attended the funeral mass for Army Sergeant John Aragon, a member of the 101st Airborne Division based out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

Aragon was killed in Iraq June 12 when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

Monday Aragon was praised for his bravery and loyalty to his country.

Sergeant Aragon leaves behind his mother and father. He was 22 years old.