Fifth Arkansas Casualty in Iraq Laid to Rest

November 14, 2003 - Posted at 3:47 p.m. CDT

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas' fifth casualty from Operation Iraqi Freedom has been laid to rest in North Little Rock.  Sergeant Keelan L. Moss was buried at the Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery yesterday (Saturday).

The 23-year-old was one of sixteen soldiers killed when their helicopter was shot down on its way to the Baghdad International Airport.  Moss was to take a flight back home for an early Thanksgiving holiday.

His family and friends remembered him as a devoted husband and loving father.

Moss was born in Little Rock and raised in Houston before he was stationed with the Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  His mother said she is proud of her soldier.

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