Funeral set for Starkville solider

Daily Journal reports

STARKVILLE - Arrangements have been made for Mississippi native Army Sgt. Courtland A. Kennard, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraqi last week.

The family moved frequently, but maintained close ties to Starkville.

Funeral arrangements for Kennard, 22, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Pelier Missonary Church in Starkville. The burial will follow at Memorial Garden Cemetery.

The Defense Department announced Monday that Kennard and Staff Sgt. Gregory McCoy, 26, of Webberville, Mich., were killed Thursday when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Baghdad.

Kennard and McCoy were assigned to the Army's 410th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade based out of Fort Hood.

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