Active duty US soldier from Taft dies in Atlanta


The body of a Taft soldier who died as an active member of the U.S. military arrived in Kern County Monday night.

U.S. Army Sgt. Luis Casas died in Atlanta, Georgia on Jan. 4. 17 News is working to learn more details on what lead to Casas’ death.

On Monday, Casas’ body was flown to LAX before being escorted to Erickson and Brown Funeral Home in Taft.

Video of the procession for Sgt. Casas was shared with 17 News by The Taft Independent newspaper.

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