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Service set for soldier

A public memorial service for Army Pfc. Cody Orr, the 4th Infantry soldier killed Jan. 17 with two other soldiers during a mine sweep in Iraq, will be Feb. 7 for family and friends from Orr's hometown of Ruskin.

The service will begin at 11 a.m. at Simmons Loop Baptist Church in Riverview, where the Orr family worships, said Orr's aunt, DiAnn Miller.

"We wanted this on a Saturday so it would be easy for everyone to attend," said Miller of Ruskin.

Orr, a 21-year-old East Bay High graduate with a passion for cars, was one of three U.S. soldiers who died when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck a bomb and overturned north of Baghdad. Orr was attached to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas.

Miller said Orr's parents attended a full military funeral for Orr on Wednesday in Texas, where he lived with his wife of nearly one year, Jackie.

The family asks that any condolences or flowers be sent to the church, 6610 Simmons Loop Road, Riverview, 33569.

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