The body of Army Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale is carried to burial at the Aggie Field of Honor cemetery in College Station, Texas, on July 5. (image credit STUART VILLANUEVA / BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION (TEXAS) EAGLE VIA AP)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP via Military Times) - A battlefield surveillance unit leader killed by a fellow soldier at Fort Bragg, N.C., was laid to rest Thursday.
Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, a graduate of Texas A&M University, was buried in the Aggie Field of Honor, an area of a College Station cemetery for Aggies and their supporters.
Tisdale was killed when Spc. Ricky G. Elder shot him and another soldier, who survived. Elder then shot himself and later died.
Lt. Col. Steven Ruth, a friend of Tisdale's, remembered him as "a country boy and a real Texas cowboy."
Tisdale's wife, Kim, was given an American flag flown above the state Capitol earlier this month.
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