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Hundreds honor D.C. Navy Yard victim at funeral

Wednesday - 9/25/2013, 1:17pm  ET

The casket for Navy Yard shooting victim John R. Johnson arrives at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, Md., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, for Johnson's funeral service. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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BRETT ZONGKER
Associated Press

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) -- Hundreds of people have gathered to celebrate the life of a federal worker and lifelong Washington Redskins fan who was gunned down at the Washington Navy Yard last week.

Kenneth "Bernard" Proctor, a utilities engineer at the Navy Yard who worked for the federal government for more than two decades, was remembered as a loyal father, friend and public servant at his funeral in La Plata, Md. The 46-year-old left behind two sons.

Another funeral was planned Wednesday for Arthur Daniels of Washington. He was a handyman and father of five who was working for a furniture contractor when he was shot.

They were among 12 people killed by a gunman in the shooting massacre Sept. 16.


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