Funeral held for our fallen soldier

Funeral services were held today at St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis for Army Sgt. Alexander Henry Fuller of Centerville. Fuller was killed in Iraq January 25th.

Alexander Fuller, taken from us too soon
Mourned by family and Governor yesterday

Family members were joined by fellow veterans and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick who is seen here offering condolences to Fuller's pregnant widow Anastacia. Fuller will be buried in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. 

Fuller, 21, was sitting in the passenger seat of a Humvee in Baghdad on Jan. 25 when a bomb exploded and killed him.

He died two days after he had called his wife, Anastacia, 19, to tell her how beautiful she looked pregnant. He planned to name his first child Alice when she is born in April, relatives said.

Photos courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.    See the NECN video of the funeral here.

Read the Mike Barnicle column in today's Herald here, "...The wake for Alex Fuller was held Monday night at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home in Hyannis, an evening so cold that whispers seemed to freeze in the air. The young soldier grew up in Centerville, attended Newton North High and Barnstable High School, got his GED and then signed up to serve his country." welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on