Military service members attend funeral of 5-year-old who died of cancer

A 5-year-old Arkansas boy who died of cancer was laid to rest in a funeral attended by active-duty service members paying tribute to the little “soldier.” River “Oakley” Nimmo — who dreamed of becoming an “Army man” — died last Thursday after a years-long battle with neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from nerve tissue, according...
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