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David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
Soldiers saluted as an honor guard carried the remains of Private First Class Norman Dufresne, of Leominster, from a plane at Logan Airport.
US Customs employees, Massport firefighters, and Massachusetts State Police troopers saluted as Dufresne’s remains returned.
Family members watched as the hearse with Dufresne’s remains departed the tarmac at Logan.
Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe
People gathered in the parking lot of a Leominster funeral home, giving the fallen soldier a hero’s welcome.
Jane Pepin Potter and Matthew Pepin both relatives of Dufresne, embraced after his remains returned to his hometown.
A military honor guard carried Dufresne’s casket into Simard Funeral Home on Wednesday.
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