PALM CITY, FL (WFLX) - A Port St. Lucie solider, murdered at Fort Drum, New York, is laid to rest in Palm City.
Diego Valbuena was murdered on December 1, 2009. The accused killer is his roommate, Joshua Hunter.
Dozens gathered at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church for his funeral in Palm City Wednesday morning. Then, a full military burial.
"He was just a great guy," said friend Luis Roman. "He was always smiling, always cheerful, always happy in school. Seriously, he was the best guy ever."
"Everybody was at peace because he's fine in New York, and we weren't expecting that," says family friend Carolina Catala.