Community, friends, family honor Army veteran

Avon Lake native and Army veteran Drew Ferguson, 33, was laid to rest on Saturday with the pomp and circumstance friends and relative say was much deserved.Capt.  Ferguson, who passed away in July, served in U.S. Special Operations as a team leader in Special Forces with which he completed combat tours in Afghanistan. Before becoming a Green Beret, Ferguson was an infantry officer who served a 14-month tour in Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division and was an Airborne Army Ranger. He received three Bronze Stars for his leadership and actions during combat operations, Brian Ferguson said of his brother. Among other honors, In 2006, nearly 5,000 senior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets nationwide were ranked on the National Order of Merit List. At the time, Ferguson, an Ohio University cadet, ranked No. 13 — the highest ranking in the school’s history. He was buried with a full Military Honors Burial, courtesy of the Ohio National Guard. He is survived by his father, Carl Ferguson, and his brother, Brian Ferguson (Lindsay). He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha (Winnen) Ferguson.

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