Oklahoma Soldiers Remembered

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 8:09 am
By: News On 6


BROKEN ARROW, OK -- Funeral services was held Tuesday for a Coweta soldier who died in Germany earlier this month from a non-combat related illness.

Private First Class Coleman Hinkefent, 19, had been in Iraq until he'd recently gotten ill. He was flown to Germany for treatment.

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Hinkefent was diagnosed with liver failure and was undergoing treatment for acute leukemia.

The funeral Tuesday morning was held at The Assembly in Broken Arrow.  He was laid to rest at Floral Haven Cemetery.

And a memorial service will be held Friday for a Broken Arrow soldier killed in Iraq last week.

Army Specialist Stephen Zapasnik was killed when his humvee rolled over when the road collapsed under the vehicle Christmas Eve.

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The service will be held at Centennial Middle School at 225 East Omaha in Broken Arrow.

Zapasnik will be buried with full military honors January 6th at Arlington National Cemetery.