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Private Service Held for Fallen Guardsman

Posted April 26, 2008 4:59 p.m. EDT

— A private funeral service with full military honors was held Saturday afternoon for a North Carolina National Guardsman killed in Iraq.

The service for 25-year-old Sgt. Lance Eakes was held at the Olive Chapel Cemetery in Apex.

Eakes, a 2001 graduate of Apex High School, died April 18 in an explosion in Baghdad. Earlier this week, Eakes was posthumously promoted from specialist to sergeant.