Central honors soldier, 22, after tragic death

CENTRAL — The town of Central showed up to honor and bid farewell to 22-year-old U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Jacob Eric Bright on Feb. 28.

A Central resident and 2019 Daniel High School graduate, Bright was on his way home on a weekend pass for his grandfather’s funeral when he was involved in a car accident on Feb. 17. He died the following day.

The hometown effort to honor Bright started with phone calls on Feb. 26 from Celeste Elliot, a Central resident and

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