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Nov 17, 2012 1:39 PM by MTN News

Ceremony honors those who found missing soldier's body

HELENA - The remains of Noah Pippin were found late this summer in the Bob Marshall Wilderness after he went missing a year earlier, and a bittersweet ceremony was held Friday in Helena.

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Department recognized the many volunteers, search and rescue and military members who looked and finally found his remains.

"They wanted to say thank-you to everybody to the whole community that helped search for their son, their brother, and their friend. Through it all we become a family," Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said.

""What a profound impact that has had on my life on our families life just to know the last human contact that Noah had on this earth was me," said Pippin family spokesperson Donelle Kersey.

The family says they feel they couldn't say thank you enough to those who set aside their time for someone they didn't know.

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