Arkansas soldier laid to rest

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - Family members and friends say an Arkansas soldier who was killed in Iraq loved life and his work and used his belief in God to serve others.

Hundreds filled the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium Tuesday for the funeral of Maj. Ronald Wayne Culver Jr., who was killed May 24 when an improvised explosive device struck the convoy he was escorting in Numaniyah, Iraq.

Culver was the executive officer of the Shreveport-based 2nd Squadron 108th Calvary Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

National Guard Chaplain Rob Baker said Culver loved his wife, Tracey, and their two children and made sure they knew about his relationship to Jesus Christ.

Culver was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery in Haughton, La.

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