Public funeral for Congressman Bill Young set for Thursday

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Arrangements for U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, 82, who died Friday evening at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, via Alex Leary of the Tampa Bay Times:

Wednesday: Public visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center, 2801 Grand Avenue, Pinellas Park.

Thursday: Public funeral at 1 p.m., First Baptist Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Private burial to follow.

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