Watch: Boat Processional to Aid Families of Frayed Knot Victims

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Lexington, S.C. (WOLO) — In the wake of tragedy, the Lake Murray community is taking to the water honoring two servicemen killed doing a good deed.

Ken Jones, the even organizer says, “To hear that they did this courageous act trying to help a victim of abuse, that really means a lot to me.”

Staff Sargent Charles Judge Junior and Soldier Jonathon Prins were shot and killed while trying to protect a woman who was being attacked outside the Frayed Knot bar in Chapin.

Jones tell ABC Columbia, “We’re a relatively small community so for something like that to happen here is really uncommon and it hit close to home.”

What’s not uncommon in the tiny tight knit community is an affinity for helping.

According to Jones,”Facebook has been blowing up the amount of support that we’ve gotten has just been absolutely incredible really.”
Within a day plans were under way to collect donations for the victims families.

 The Lake Murry memorial boat procession will leave from Jake’s landing at 4 on Friday.

The boats will make their way to the Frayed Knot, where 25% of the evening’s earning will be donated to the victims’ families.

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