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A soldier remembered

Kristy McNett, center, holds her hands in prayer as the casket of her uncle, Sgt. 1st Class Tony L. Knier, is taken to a memorial service Tuesday in Wellsboro, Pa. Knier was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Knier’s mother, Betty Tidwell, rests her head on widow Bobbi’s shoulder, as Knier’s children and a nephew gather at the funeral. The family members were each presented the Gold Star. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Family members mourn Knier’s passing. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Scott Denniston hugs Bobbi Knier, Tony’s widow and mother of his three children. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Members of the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C., carry Knier’s casket out of the funeral home to the memorial service. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Knier’s casket is moved into the Wellsboro Firemen’s Annex. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Members of the Patriot Guard Riders stand outside the Wellsboro Firemen’s Annex during the funeral. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Spectators pay last respects. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Bobbi Knier said of her husband, Tony, in photo, “He’s awesome. He’s Army.” (Carolyn Cole / LAT)