Family, friends of Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad say goodbye to Edmond soldier - Article Photos 9/15

Max Whipple salutes as members of the Honor Guard remove and fold the American flag that draped his brother's before it is taken from the church and loaded into a hearse. Celebration of Life service for US Army SSgt. Rex L. Schad at LifeChurch.tv in Edmond Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2013. Schad was killed earlier this month while conducting a patrol brief with the Afghanistan National Police. He is a 2005 graduate of Edmond Memorial High School. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman