An American Hero: Utah says goodbye to Maj. Brent Taylor

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OGDEN (ABC4 News) Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon to celebrate the life of Major Brent R. Taylor.

Maj. Taylor, 39, took a year-long leave of absence as mayor of North Ogden for his deployment to Afghanistan, where he was training members of the Afghan National Army. On November 3, he was killed during an insider attack.

Maj. Taylor leaves behind his wife Jennie and their seven children ranging in age from 11 months to 13 years old.

Utah dignitaries and community members gathered at the Dee Event Center at Weber State University for his funeral. 

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