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Catholic service to honor life of slain solider in Houston

Posted On: Aug 14, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

HOUSTON - Mourners will gather Friday in Houston to honor the life of a slain Texas soldier whose story has renewed a push for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment from Fort Hood to Capitol Hill.
Vannessa Guillen's family scheduled the memorial for noon to 8 p.m. at Cesar E. Chavez High School, on a field where Guillen once played soccer as a high school athlete.
The Catholic service is open to the public and will also be streamed online.
Natalie Khawam, who is representing the Guillen family, said the family is thankful to President Donald Trump because the White House helped to expedite the process of giving Guillen's remains to the family so they could have a funeral. She said five military officers from Arlington National Cemetery will be in Houston for the ceremony to ensure the memorial is done as if she had been buried in Virginia.
“We look forward to celebrating her life as someone who not only gave to this community but also to this country,” Khawam said.
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