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Little girl clutches flag during her father's funeral at Arlington

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Four-year-old Sophia Phillips is presented an American flag by Brigadier Gen. James Pasquarette during a burial service for her father, Staff Sergeant Francis G. Phillips, at Arlington National Cemetery on May 20, in Arlington Virginia.

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Sophia Phillips receives a flag from Brig. General James Parquarette as her mother and widow Christine Phillips watches during burial service for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Francis G. Phillips IV at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Members of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" perform a full military honors burial service.

Staff Sergeant Francis G. Phillips, from Meridian, N.Y. was killed in combat in the Maiwand district of Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by an improvised explosive device on May 4.

Phillips is survived by his wife and daughter Christine and Sophia Phillips.