A Kennewick 17-year-old who never got his wish to serve in the military will be buried in a uniform.

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A Kennewick 17-year-old who never got his wish to serve in the military will be buried in a uniform.

Alfredo Barajas died Thursday of a terminal heart condition.

Staff and other students at Kamiakin High School knew of his condition and raised collected donations in recent months for the family.

The Tri-City Herald reports ( http://is.gd/hmlixX) local members of the military and law enforcement mobilized to help Alfredo with his wish to become a soldier. They gathered a camouflage military uniform, military hats, pins, police items and an American flag.

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On Jan. 14 military service members visited Alredo and made him an honorary drill sergeant. He’ll be buried in the military outfit.

Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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