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AR Soldier Buried

Funeral services were held today in Camden for an Arkansas soldier who died of injuries he sustained while serving in Iraq.

Sergeant Michael Antonio Smith was buried after a service at the Camden Fairview high school gymnasium.

The 24 year old died last Saturday.

Governor Huckabee has ordered the Arkansas flag atop the state Capitol to be flown at half staff to honor Smith.

Smith's Father, said the soldier was serving with the 39th Infantry Brigade near Baghdad when he was shot by a sniper.

He was riding in a humvee on patrol at the time.

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