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Banner to honor slain U.S. Army Master Sgt. Elwell

Ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday outside Coubnty Courthouse.

U.S. Army Master Sergeant Kenneth B. Elwell, who was killed in action on July 17, 2011, in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan, will be honored Wednesday afternoon with a banner raised outside the County Courthouse in Doylestown.

Sgt. Elwell will be the 19th "Hometown Hero" to be honored with a banner in the Courthouse Memorial Courtyard.

The brief unveiling ceremony of the memorial banner, scheduled for 3:30 p.m., will include an Honor Guard march and remarks from the Bucks County Commissioners, retired U.S. Marine Colonel Tom Manion, and county Military Affairs Director Dan Fraley.

Members of Gold Star Families, representatives of the Pennsylvania National Guard, veterans, family members and friends will join in honoring Sgt. Elwell.