HICO —Lance Cpl. Shawn Patrick Hefner, 22, was killed in action on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

He was ceremoniously welcomed back to American soil at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, early Nov. 15.  

Services will be held at 2 p.m., today, at the Hico First Baptist Church with burial in the Hico Cemetery. 

Published November 20, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune