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Mittie White, mother of fallen soldier Sgt. Eric Snell of Trenton, salutes her son as his coffin is taken out for internment services for burial at the Veterans Section of Greenwood Cemetery today. See the video here.

On the day they laid him to rest, there was no talk of death. There was no talk of terrorists. And there was no talk of war.

Instead, those who gathered today for the funeral of Army Sergeant Eric Lamar Snell talked of his life.


"His wisdom and maturity belied his age," said Craig Sley, Snell's longtime friend who addressed the 400-some people who attended the service, at True Servant Worship and Praise Center in Hamilton, Mercer County. more