BYU honors fallen soldier

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PROVO -- A somber ceremony was held Friday at BYU to honor a former student-soldier, killed in the line of duty.

BYU honors fallen soldier

"Purple Heart was perhaps never more deserved than in the case of Captain Cory Jenkins, indicating offering up one's blood and the offering was taken for his country," said retired Army Gen. Robert C. Oaks, who is also a former General Authority for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Capt. Cory Jenkins was killed in by a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan in August. On Friday, the school added his name to the campus' Wall of Recognition as the first BYU student killed in the eight-year war.

Jenkins left behind a wife, Brooke, and their 2-month-old daughter, Reagan.

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