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Fallen soldier remembered for dedication to serve

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BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- An Army specialist from Beloit, remembered for his passion to his country, will be eulogized Friday at a private service.

A public memorial was held at Beloit Memorial High School's auditorium Thursday for Tyler Kreinz. The 21-year-old soldier is among four who were killed June 18 in a vehicle roll-over accident in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province.

Kreinz's closest friends were his pallbearers. One of them, Lee Goodyear, says Kreinz was always focused on military service throughout his life; there was no other path. Goodyear tells the Beloit Daily News he never met anyone that had more physical and mental strength than Kreinz.

He will be buried at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens in South Beloit, Ill.

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Information from: Beloit Daily News, http://www.beloitdailynews.com

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