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Ark-La-Tex soldier laid to rest

Wake Village, TX (KSLA)- An Ark-La-Tex soldier was laid to rest today in his hometown Wake Village, Texas.

Friends and family of twenty-five-year old Kyle Stout gathered Saturday morning in his hometown of Wake Village, Texas to say their final goodbyes.

According to the Department of Defense, Stout died on July 30th in Kandahar, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his unit with an explosive. Stout's body was returned home on Thursday.

"He had called his mom on Tuesday and told her that they were doing good things over there and I know they have been fearful since day one that this could happen," said family friend Angie Walthal.

Support riders with the Patriot Guard escorted Sgt. Stout on Thursday through the streets of Texarkana to Chappelwood Funeral Home in the neighboring Wake Village.

Stout was a graduate of Texarkana, Texas High School and has been in the military since 2006.

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