Rupert, Idaho (KMVT-TV) A Rupert soldier rests in peace.
Sergeant Chris Workman died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom last month in Afghanistan.
He was laid to rest today among a sea of family and friends.
Hundreds showed up to pay their final respects to Rupert native, 33–year old Army Sergeant Chris John Workman.
Workman and three other soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on April 19th when their Blackhawk helicopter crashed during a rescue mission.
Friday's service at the Rupert Cemetery was a solemn occasion filled with ceremony, prayer, and a shot of Crown Royale whiskey in honor of the Minico High School graduate.
Home after home along the road to the cemetery flew American flags in honor of Workman.
Workman joined the Army in 2009.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.
He leaves behind his wife Camille and his stepson Cole Hayes.
Along with hundreds of others the highly energetic and self reliant man, as his family describes him, has befriended during his life.
In order to respect the family's wishes, we did not interview anyone at Friday's funeral ceremony. But, it's clear many in the community are mourning the loss of this local soldier.
Workman's family released a statement last month stating, that while Workman was stationed in Hawaii he loved going to the beach, swimming and climbing the volcanoes there.
He was very fit and his favorite thing to do was fitness and bodybuilding.