Funeral for Soldier from Stockton
A funeral service will be held today in Lodi for a soldier with ties to the Central Valley, who was killed in Iraq two weeks ago. Bob Hensley reports.
Monday, September 27, 2004
Staff Sergeant Stanley Hagy was killed September 13th in Bagdad when a bomb exploded near his observation post. The 31-year-old Hagy was a mortar specialist assigned to the First Cavalry Division based at Fort Hood, Texas. He worked as a welder in Lodi for two years before enlisting in the Army in 1996. His wife’s family is from the Stockton area. Hagy grew up in Tazewell, Virginia, which is located in the western part of the state. A Memorial Service was held Saturday at the family’s church in Tazewell. Reverend Kelvin Seabolt, who officiated at the service, says the pews were packed with some 200 people. SEABOLT :06—We have a seating capacity of about 110 in the sanctuary so we were full and overflowing with standing room only. Friends and family members say Sergeant Hagy will be remembered for his passion for the Oakland Raiders, animals and children. Hagy is survived by his wife, Elysia and two children. The funeral in Lodi is scheduled for ten o’clock this morning at Cherokee Memorial Park. Bob Hensley KXJZ News.