SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — A local community came together Friday to pay their respects to a soldier who was killed last Thursday.
Spc. Matthew R. Turcotte, 20, originally from North Smithfield, was fatally shot during a training exercise at Fort Carson in Colorado. Turcotte joined the army after graduating from North Smithfield High School.
Many came to honor Turcotte at his wake, which was held from 4-7 p.m. in Smithfield. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Providence.
Turcotte will be buried with full military honors at Inman Family Cemetery in Burrillville.