Former Lodi resident killed while serving in Iraq laid to rest
Steven McKinney of the Army Reserve's 91st Division Band plays the bagpipes Monday at Cherokee Memorial Park as California Army National Guard, Veteran Honors Program members carry the casket of Staff Sgt. Guy Stanley Hagy Jr. to the site where full military honors for the soldier were conducted. Hagy is the first Lodi resident to be killed in the war in Iraq. (Jennifer M. Howell/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2004 10:00 pm
Staff Sgt. Guy Stanley Hagy Jr., was described as "a prototype
modern American war hero" during his funeral Monday morning at
Cherokee Memorial Park.
Hagy, 31, is the first Lodi resident to be killed in the Iraq
war. He died in Baghdad on Sept. 13 when an improvised explosive
device detonated near their observation post. Sgt. Carl Thomas, 29,
of Phoenix, was also killed in the blast.
Monday, September 27, 2004 10:00 pm.