Killed Kinnelon Soldier Returns Home
Residents line Kinnelon Road as the body of U.S. Army Specialist Jonathan Batista is brought to Our Lady of the Magnificat Church.
Residents from the tri-boro and beyond lined Kinnelon Road Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to U.S. Army Specialist Jonathan Batista, a soldier from the borough who was killed in combat in Afghanistan July 8.
Batista was a member of the 2nd Batallian, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, N.C., according to the Department of Defense. He was killed by enemy small arms fire.
According to his obituary, Batista is remembered as having a "charismatic personality."
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