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City honors concrete company who shielded mourners at Ft. Campbell soldier's funeral

(Courtesy City of Clarksville)

The City of Clarksville honored a locally-owned concrete company who used their trucks to protect mourners at a Ft. Campbell soldier's funeral.

Sgt. William Bays was killed in Afghanistan. His funeral was held at the McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home in Clarksville on June 22.

Mayor Kim McMillan said "Screaming Eagle Ready Mix" drivers lined up their trucks to shied the mourners after a out-of-town protest group said they would march near the service.

On Friday, McMillan made the proclamation honoring the business and named July 6 as "Screaming Eagle Ready Mix Recognition Day."

The City Council, city staff and residents gave the drivers a big round of applause and a standing ovation.

Bays is survived by his wife Jasmine, daughters Laura, Mia and Julia Steiner, parents Timothy and April Bays and sister Lindsay Bays and Brenda Griner.

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