Fellow National Guardsmen, friends and family members carry the casket of Arnold Duplantier II of the Army National Guard during funeral services at the Mount Vernon Memorial Park Court of Honor in Fair Oaks, Friday, July 1, 2005. Duplantier was killed by a sniper while patrolling Baghdad and was the first Sacramento Nation Guard soldier to die in Iraq.
Fellow National Guardsmen, friends and family members carry the casket of Arnold Duplantier II of the Army National Guard during funeral services at the Mount Vernon Memorial Park Court of Honor in Fair Oaks, Friday, July 1, 2005. Duplantier was killed by a sniper while patrolling Baghdad and was the first Sacramento Nation Guard soldier to die in Iraq. Manny Crisostomo Sacramento Bee file
Fellow National Guardsmen, friends and family members carry the casket of Arnold Duplantier II of the Army National Guard during funeral services at the Mount Vernon Memorial Park Court of Honor in Fair Oaks, Friday, July 1, 2005. Duplantier was killed by a sniper while patrolling Baghdad and was the first Sacramento Nation Guard soldier to die in Iraq. Manny Crisostomo Sacramento Bee file

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