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BOISE -- The body of an Idaho soldier returned home Monday.

Sgt. Chris Workman of Rupert died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Workman's body was transferred to his family during a private honorable transfer ceremony at Boise's Gowen Field Monday afternoon.

The damp weather reflected the mood out at Gowen Field, while family members watched the arrival of Sgt. Workman's remains.

Workman and three other soldiers were trying to rescue an Afghan police officer who had been injured by a suicide bomb when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed.

It happened on April 19 in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

The family wants folks to know the 33-year-old will be missed.

They do want the world to know what a wonderful person Sergeant Workman was, and that he's going to be missed and loved, said Col. Tim Marsano, Idaho National Guard. He has nothing but good things to say about the people he was with. His fellow service members had only good things to say about him.

Marsano says Sgt. Workman was performing the role of an officer as a specialist, which he says is an unusual and commendable thing.

The Patriot Guard Riders, State Police, and National Guard were all at the ceremony.

A public funeral service is scheduled for Thursday in Eagle, and a public interment is set for Friday in Rupert.

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