Funeral Services for a Local Man Slain in Iraq

Joseph Arguelles, and Air Force Retiree who was working as a civilian contractor, was killed last week in Iraq.

He was on a C-130 that was hit by ground fire from Iraqi insurgents as it took off in Baghdad.

The 44-year-old Springfield man was working in Iraq helping to restore electricity and helping to operate sewer and water plants.

He was buried with full military honors at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery just north of Panama City.