ARLINGTON, VA. - At Section 60, Gravesite 8618, U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Michael Genevie was buried Monday at Arlington National Cemetery, two weeks after he was killed by an explosive device while serving in Iraq.
Genevie, of Chambersburg, Pa., was 22 years old.
Dozens of people attended the 15-minute service on a warm, windy day. Genevie was given standard military honors.
While Genevie's family sat solemnly near his casket, Lt. Col. James Gray, an Army chaplain, delivered a eulogy that mentioned "sacrifice" and "how precious life is."
Six members of an honor guard held an American flag taut over the casket while Gray spoke.
Seven soldiers fired three volleys apiece.
As a bugler started to play taps, a woman in a dark dress turned and walked away from the crowd, about 20 paces.
Maj. Gen. Sean Byrne knelt and presented a folded flag to Genevie's mother, Patricia.
Reporters and photographers were kept about 100 feet from the casket and the crowd during the funeral. From there, it was difficult to hear anything as the wind gusted.