Funeral held for guardsman

DUPLIN COUNTY

Staff Sergeant Emanuel Pickett was laid to rest with full military honors in Wallace. Hundreds turned out for the service.

The funeral procession at the First Baptist Church included a drive past the Wallace Police Department where Pickett was an officer.

Pickett died a week ago when his base was hit with a rocket attack.

He was a member of the 1132nd Military Police Company out of Rocky Mount.

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