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GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) - Chief Warrant Officer Bradley Gaudet is making his way home to East Texas Saturday afternoon.

Congressman Louie Gohmert arranged for Gaudet's body to be brought from Buffalo, NY to Dallas, with the help of Southwest Airlines.

Southwest Airlines is bringing Gaudet home to East Texas free of charge.

Gaudet's parents say that Gohmert personally asked if he could escort Gaudet's body back to Texas.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be escorting the procession from Love Field to Gladewater.

Gaudet's memorial service is being held Thursday in Liverpool, NY, where Gaudet's wife and child reside.

Gaudet's visitation service will be held on Sunday at 5pm Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater, and the funeral will be Monday at 11am at First Baptist Church in.

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