Memorial Service Held For Oklahoma Soldier

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 7:12 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Friends and family members of an Oklahoma soldier killed in Iraq hugged and shed some tears as they gathered to pay tribute to the man at a memorial service.

Army Staff Sgt. Dan Scates of Oklahoma City was killed August 11th in a roadside bomb explosion at Arab Jabour, Iraq. Three other soldiers also were killed.

Scates had been assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga.

The soldier was buried a week ago at Fort Bliss in Texas. His mother, Moreana Whitson, says her son wanted to be buried there because it was in El Paso where he met his wife, Raquel, while in training.

Scates is also is survived by 9-year-old and 7-month-old daughters.

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