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Fallen hero escorted to funeral home

The body of Jonathan Farmer returned to Palm Beach County on Monday. (WPEC)

A U.S. Army Veteran who faithfully defended America against terrorism, received a fallen hero’s return in Palm Beach County.

Motorcycle riders, Palm Beach County Sheriff deputies and Fire Rescue personnel led a procession for the remains of Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Farmer. He died while fighting in Syria.

Farmer served six overseas combat tours since 2007, receiving many awards for his service. Among them, the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman Badge.

Born in Boynton Beach, Farmer was raised in Palm Beach Gardens and attended The Benjamin School.

His loved ones, like the wife he leaves behind, call him amazing.

She sat down with CBS12’s Maxine Bentzel exclusively, where she shared, “He was an amazing husband. Really the perfect husband. He cooked, he cleaned, he loved the kids, loved me. He wasn’t just a normal soldier, he really was part of our life.”

Farmer’s funeral will be held on February 18 in Palm Beach Gardens.

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