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Army Staff Sgt. Adam L. Dickmyer is laid to rest at Arlington

An Army staff sergeant from North Carolina who was killed in Afghanistan is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.



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Melinda Dickyer, escorted by Army Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, trails the coffin of her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Adam L. Dickmyer, 26, of Winston Salem, N.C., during a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. Dickmyer, who served as a sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns from April 2004 until September 2007, died died Oct. 28 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

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Article | At the funeral Wednesday morning for Army Staff Sgt. Adam L. Dickmyer, many of the soldiers standing by his grave wore a brightly polished silver badge on the right chest pocket of their crisp blue jackets. On their steely faces, the sun reflected the glint of tears.

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