LICKING, Mo. -- Hundreds of flags graced the streets of Licking Saturday as Army Sergeant Tyler Smith was laid to rest.
The soldier's funeral took place Saturday afternoon at the Pentecostal Church in Licking.
Town leaders asked everyone to line the streets to honor Smith, as his funeral procession passed by. Those attending say the afternoon was an emotional one.
Smith died earlier this month from wounds received from an enemy explosive. Smith graduated from Licking High school in 2006. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.