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Arkansas soldier killed in Afghanistan remembered

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Family and friends packed a Texarkana church to remember a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Zainah Caye Creamer died Jan. 12 in the Kandahar province when her unit was attacked with homemade bombs. The 28-year-old Creamer was a dog handler with the 212th Military Police Detachment at Fort Belvoir, Va.

According to the Texarkana Gazette, her friend, Cameron Paige Young, told mourners at the First Presbyterian Church on Saturday she never imagined that when she said goodbye to Creamer in late 2010, it would be for the last time.

Young says Creamer wrote to her just after the new year began and asked her to send some things she needed.

Creamer will be buried following a memorial service in the Philippines, where her mother and stepfather live.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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