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July 11, 2007

Homerville - A U.S. Army sergeant from was killed Friday in Baghdad.

Twenty-five-year-old Sergeant Gene Lamie was killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle.

He was currently assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart.

He joined the army in 2000 and was on his second tour of duty.

His mother says he was born with the heart of a soldier and had been passionate about serving his country since birth. 

"A soldiers life was what he wanted. He was proud of this country and to serve this country. He was actually in my home when this war began, and of course I started to cry and he said, 'Mama, you know I'm going,'" says Linda Lamie.

He was survived by his wife Dara and three year-old daughter and eight-month-old son.

A Memorial Service will be held at Shepard's Funeral Home in Folkston, Saturday at 11:00 AM.  His funeral will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC, on July 18th.

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