Funeral Services Held For Sapulpa Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Monday, August 15th 2011, 3:26 pm
By: News On 6

SAPULPA, Oklahoma -- A Green Country soldier killed in Afghanistan was laid to rest Monday. Friends and family gathered in Sapulpa to say goodbye to Sergeant Kirk Owen.

He was a member of the 45th infantry and was sweeping for mines when an IED exploded under his vehicle. Sergeant Owen's job was to protect chaplains on the battlefield.

The 37-year-old husband and father of two was on his second tour of duty when he was killed.

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