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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 11:59 am, Sun Jun 30, 2013.

The sobs surrounding Spc. Ember Alt grew louder and more uncontrollable as family and friends bowed their heads to pray for the fallen soldier. The solemn sounds of taps and a 21-gun salute and echoed through the air. One by one, loved ones touched her silver, flag-draped casket for the last time.

Before gathering Saturday at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, residents honored Alt, 21, during a service at a Killeen funeral home, where they saw her sweet face one last time in the open casket.

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