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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

July 18, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - People will gather in Moultrie's courthouse square Saturday to celebrate the life of a fallen soldier.

A service will be held Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at the amphitheater to honor Sergeant Steve McCoy. McCoy died more than a month ago from injuries he suffered during an Iraq roadside bombing in March. The Veteran's Activity Committee will sponsor Saturday's ceremony.

"We owe him that, he gave his life for us and I'm a soldier and he was a soldier and I respect what he did and he did all he could he gave us the greatest thing he had, he gave us his life to try and protect us from terrorist attacks and I think we should honor him," said Hoyt Holland, Veteran's Activity Committee Chairman.

McCoy's wife Tabitha requested the service be held in the evening because that was the family's happiest time. Thursday, McCoy was honored at Fort Stewart where a tree was planted in his memory on the base's Warriors Walk.

The couple's four-year old twins will release balloon bouquets as his name is unveiled at the eternal flame monument.

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