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Hometown mourners celebrate life of slain TV cameraman

Hometown mourners celebrate life of slain TV cameraman

The scene inside a Virginia high school auditorium sounded more like a celebration of life Monday than a visitation after a death as the family of a cameraman who was slain on live TV greeted well over 1,000 mourners at a hometown reception. Adam Ward's father, Charles "Buddy" Ward, exchanged long hugs with just about anyone he came in contact with at the stage, where the slow-moving line passed his son's open casket. Pop music softly played on the speakers. Salem High School opened its doors to the community to honor Ward, an alumnus. The 27-year-old cameraman for Roanoke television station WDBJ-TV, along with reporter Alison Parker, was gunned down last week by a...

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