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Family, community bid goodbye to fallen soldier

Memorial services for Cpl. Lucas Frantz, who was killed Oct. 18, 2005, by sniper fire in Mosul, Iraq, were held Oct. 27 in Tonganoxie, Kansas.

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Tonganoxie VFW member Eddy Peel hangs one of hundreds of flags that veterans put out ...

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Tonganoxie VFW members Art Miller, left, and Butch Crawford, hang flags near Tonganoxie's Amanna Elan ...

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Citizens held banners that showed their support of the United States and of Cpl. Lucas ...

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Veterans and area residents turned out to show support for the family of Cpl. Lucas ...

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This veteran who served three tours of duty in Vietnam was one of several hundred ...

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Shortly before the funeral service for Lucas Frantz began, Tonganoxie volunteer firefighter Moe McCutchen attached ...

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Kelly Frantz places the urn containing her late husband's ashes on a rock at Tonganoxie's ...

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Photos from Lucas Frantz's life decorate an easel displayed at his funeral service.

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This photo of Cpl. Lucas Frantz and his wife, Kelly Frantz, which fell from the ...

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Former Tonganoxie High School football player Mitch McGinnis spoke at the funeral of Cpl. Lucas ...

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Kelly Frantz, left, and her mother, Pam Jeannin, are framed by a wreath of flowers ...

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Maj. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, a two-star general in the U.S. Army, Larry Meadows, commander ...

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Maj. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby presents medals to Lorrie and Tim VanDruff, Lucas Frantz's mother ...

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A Tonganoxie city firetruck leads the funeral procession for Cpl. Lucas Frantz.

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A folded American flag awaits a ceremony after which the flag was presented to Kelly ...

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A rifle squad fired a 21-gun salute on Thursday during Lucas Frantz's graveside services at ...

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Megan Holton, a Tonganoxie High School senior, played "Taps" during the ceremony Thursday at Maple ...

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Two red roses and a purple tulip rest on the box holding Cpl. Lucas Frantz's ...

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