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Thu July 16, 2009

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Henryetta, OK – Fallen Henryetta sailor laid to rest

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) A fallen Oklahoma sailor killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan has been laid to rest in Weleetka.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony Michael Randolph was remembered Wednesday during a funeral service at the First Baptist Church in Henryetta, where the 22-year-old grew up and graduated from high school.

Randolph's high school football coach Kenny Speer eulogized the young sailor, his voice often cracking with emotion as he spoke.

Randolph was a three-year starter and standout on the football team, where he played tackle.

He graduated from Henryetta High School in 2005 and joined the U.S. Navy the following year.

Randolph was killed by a roadside bomb while riding in a convoy on southern Afghanistan on July 6.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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