Minco soldier honored at memorial ceremony

Sgt. Mycal L. Prince died Sept 15 in Afghanistan. He was the 11th member of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to die in Afghanistan since July 29.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Modified: September 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm •  Published: September 26, 2011
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Hundreds held signs

outside funeral

Fellow officers and deputies from law enforcement agencies across the state attended the ceremony, and Prince's K-9 partner, Bayca, also was there.

Hundreds lined the road outside the funeral holding signs thanking Prince for his service and waving American flags.

Dunn said being a police officer fit with the mentality Prince developed as a soldier, willing to give everything for his country and his neighbors.

“He was a true servant to his community,” Dunn said.

“Mycal wasn't content to stand on the sidelines. He was a doer, and he was always looking for ways to make a difference in someone's life.”

Friends spoke Monday about hunting trips and the look in Prince's eyes when he talked about his wife and two daughters. Slide show tributes illustrated those stories with photos of a proud Prince holding his two girls.

“Mycal Prince left his home, his wife and daughters and gave his life to create a better life for people he didn't even know,” Dunn said. “That's a hero in my book.”

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