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Small Texas town honors hometown hero killed in Afghanistan

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Tolar area residents attend a candlelight vigil, held at the old Tolar High School football field, to honor hometown Army Special Forces soldier Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens on October 3, 2012 in Tolar, Texas. Sgt. 1st Class Stephens was killed last Friday of wounds sustained in small-arms fire while serving in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

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Tolar residents lined their small Texas town with American flags and blue and red streamers to honor hometown Army Special Forces soldier Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens on October 3, 2012 in Tolar, Texas. Sgt. 1st Class Stephens was killed last Friday of wounds sustained in small-arms fire while serving in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.