Funeral services for Marine Lance Cpl. Hatak Yearby are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Marietta High School.
Yearby was a member of the 3rd Marine Regiment and a member of the Choctaw Nation. He died Sunday in Iraq while riding in a vehicle that struck a mine.
The funeral will be in the high school auditorium. The high school is off U.S. 77 on the south side of town. Burial will be in the community of Overbrook.
Ex-patrolman's charges dropped
Misdemeanor charges against a former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper were dismissed, a Cherokee County prosecutor said Thursday in Tahlequah.
Dennis Dancer was charged in August 2003 with operating a boat while intoxicated and possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, both misdemeanors.
The charges were dismissed Wednesday because of evidentiary problems, Assistant District Attorney Donovan Dobbs said.
Dancer was fired Dec. 19, 2003, patrol spokesman Pete Norwood said.
Dancer appealed his firing to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. No decision has been rendered, he said.
Soldier's mother halts appeals
The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq is dropping the fight to have her son disinterred from a Tulsa cemetery and returned to California.