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Funeral Service Set for Fallen Guardsman

Posted March 26, 2008 12:05 p.m. EDT

— Sgt. David Blakely Williams, 26, will be laid to rest April 2 in his hometown of Tarboro.

Williams, a member of the North Carolina National Guard, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

A 2000 graduate of Tarboro High, Williams was one of three members of the 1132nd Military Police Company killed near Baghdad when an improvised explosive device struck their vehicle while on patrol March 22.