BURLESON (CBSDFW.COM) – Kim Agar, 25, loved to sing. She loved to be on stage: She was even once crowned Miss Teen Texas.

She also loved her country. That’s why she traded in her sash for a soldier’s uniform.

At the 2008 Miss Texas Pageant Sgt. Kim Agar told the audience about her time in Iraq, saying, “I would have to say I’m a very adventurous person.”

“I love being in the world traveling what better way to serve your country and see the world at the same time.”

She then sang “God Bless America.”

Agar joined an elite Army chorus that traveled and put on military shows. In North Texas she was known for performing patriotic songs and singing at nursing homes.

She died serving overseas.

She volunteered so much the City of Burleson named a community service award in her name.

Greg Solomon was at many of those events. He’s considered her a daughter.

She’s “too young to not be with us right now,” says Solomon “She made a major impact on a lot of people touched a lot of lives including me.”

Agar was supposed to be home in December.

“She crowed me I was a fish out of water and guide me and helped teach me the ways of the pageant she was always so kind,” says friend Chase Brown.

Her sister echoes the same thing, “She really helped me find voice and help lead me just someone I could look up to,” says Andrea Brown.

Sgt. Agar’s body is expected to return home Saturday afternoon.

There will be an honor guard procession from DFW Airport to Bluebonnet Hills funeral home in Colleyville just after 4 p.m. Funeral services will be on Wednesday.