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    Army Reserve Soldiers, Close Friends Killed in Drone Attack, Mourned at Funerals in Georgia

    Army Reserve Soldiers, Close Friends Killed in Drone Attack, Mourned at Funerals in Georgia

    WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Two young citizen-soldiers who became close friends after enlisting in the Reserve were remembered at funerals in southeast on Saturday, nearly three weeks after they died in a drone attack while deployed to the Middle East.

    A service for 24-year-old Sgt. Kennedy Sanders was held in the packed 1,200-seat auditorium of Ware County Middle School in Waycross.

    Fellow soldiers recalled Sanders' courage, her loving personality, and her willingness to volunteer for tasks few wanted to do, including learning to operate earth-moving equipment to help build roads and shelters, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

    “Behind her smile was a fierce determination,” Col. Jeffrey Dulgarian said during the service, adding that she “tackled her responsibility with vigor and skill.”

    Sanders' former basketball coach, Mandy Lingenfelter, remembered Sanders as a point guard for Ware County High's Lady Gators.

    “It was hard for me to yell at her,” Lingenfelter said, “because she was always smiling. … She had pure joy. She put Jesus first, others second and herself last.”

    A similar welcome marked the final homecoming for Sgt. Breonna Moffett, 23, in Savannah. Moffett's funeral at a Baptist church was scheduled for the same time Saturday as Sanders' service 100 miles (161 kilometers) away. Moffett's…

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