Sgt. James Ayube II was killed in Afghanistan on Dec. 8th 2010 while serving as a combat medic. He was killed by a suicide bomber during a combat mission in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. Over 300 people gathered for the funeral of Sgt. Ayube at the St. James Church in Salem Ma on Saturday Dec. 18th 2010. After the funeral there was a motorcade through Salem passing places that had special meaning for Sgt. Ayube. The streets were lined with community members who waved flags and gave their respects to the fallen soldier and his family. He was laid to rest at the Harmony Grove Cemetery.
Following the funeral a motorcade made it’s way past several places that had special meaning for Sgt. James Ayube II.
A mother and son watch as the motorcade passes by in Salem, Ma.
Widow Lauren Ayube looks on as her late husband, Sgt. James Ayube II is laid to rest at Harmony Grove Cemetery.
Below: Widow Lauren Ayube leaves the cemetery after receiving a flag from the casket from an Army general in Salem, Mass.