Saying goodbye to Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr.

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

Nicholas Weichel, son of Rhode Island National Guard Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., who was killed in Afghanistan, stands next to his father's casket during funerl services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

I got a last minute call while heading to a doctor’s appointment to cover the funeral of a Rhode Island National Guardsman who lost his life while saving that of an Afghan boy. The top four photos are what I turned into the Associated Press.

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

An Honor Guard carries the body of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr. to his burial plot during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. Weichel Jr. was struck and killed by an armored vehicle on March 22, 2012, while trying to save an Afghan boy. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

Rhode Island National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Kevin McBride, right, present a United States Flag to Dennis Weichel , left, father of Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

Dennis Weichel, sitting left, father of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., watches as the flag covering his son's casket is folded during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

The images below I added to this gallery, as I thought they were nice images that captured the mood of today’s funeral to a fallen hero.

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

Rhode Island National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Kevin McBride, right, presents a U.S. Flag to Nicholas Weichel, left, son of Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

A hearse carrying the remains of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., arrives at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., for final funeral services, Monday, April 2, 2012. Weichel Jr. was struck and killed by an armored vehicle on March 22, 2012, while trying to save an Afghan boy. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

A small patch of blue sky is seen above the burial plot of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis as his remains arrive at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., for final funeral services, Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel

Dennis Weichel, center, father of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., wipes away tears from his eyes during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr

Nicholas Weichel, son of Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., who died in Afghanistan is hugged by an unidentified person during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sgt. Dennis Weichel

Family, friends and Rhode Island dignitaries pay their last respects to Rhode Island National Guardsman Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)