Published: Apr 21, 2011 10:28 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 21, 2011 7:28 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A couple dozen people rally in Immokalee for a local soldier killed in combat less than a week ago by a suicide bomber.

Nearly 50 people took to a busy Immokalee intersection to show their appreciation for 28-year-old Sargent Linda Pierre.

Singing songs and holding signs, residents from Lee and Collier Counties honored the fallen soldier.

Pierre's body was just brought back from Afghanistan, her funeral is scheduled for April 30th.