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ST. CHARLES • Hundreds gathered this morning at St. Peter Catholic Church to honor a fallen soldier from St. Charles.

Green Berets from the 5th Special Forces Group carried the casket of their comrade, Sgt. 1st Class Frederic “Nic” Moses, up the steps and into the church. Moses, 26, was shot and killed March 15 by his roommate and fellow Green Beret inside a house they shared in Clarksville, Tenn.

Authorities do not know what led up to the shooting.

During his homily, Monsignor Raymond Hampe reminded those gathered to think of stories of resurrection and eternal life.

“Last Thursday morning, Nic heard his name called with so much love he could hardly stand it,” Hampe said. “And there's Jesus standing there, with his arms open. He simply says, 'Come on, Nic. Let's go home.'”

Moses, a 2003 graduate of Duchesne High School in St. Charles, joined the army the following year.

In addition to his parents, Fred and Jeanie Moses of St. Charles, Moses is survived by two sisters, two brothers, and a large extended family.

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Valerie Schremp Hahn is a features writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.