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Howard County community remembers Larry Aaron with candlelight vigil

Howard County community remembers Larry Aaron with candlelight vigil

Hundreds filled the bleachers of the Oakland Mills High School stadium on Tuesday night, celebrating the life of Oakland Mills 2016 graduate Larry Aaron III.

A candlelight vigil organized by community members and friends of the family provided an opportunity to share stories, grieve and honor the impact Aaron made on those around him. The 19-year-old died on Feb. 22 due to complications from being shot by a stray bullet, which at the time left him paralyzed, at a New Year’s party a little less than two months earlier.

Music played over the loudspeakers, candles spelled out #93Strong on the track — honoring the number Aaron wore as a football player at Marshall University...

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