Members of the U.S. Marine Corps served as pallbearers for Cpl. David Sonka, 23, of Parker, a Marine dog-handler who was killed in Afghanistan May 4. Gov. John Hickenlooper was among hundreds of mourners who attended Sonka's funeral at Mission Hills Church in Littleton shortly before he was laid to rest at Ft. Logan National Cemetery May 16.
Sonka received a full-military burial and Hickenlooper ordered flags statewide to be lowered to half-staff. The Colorado Patriot Guard Riders escorted the flag-draped-casket to Ft. Logan.