Funeral Held For Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

U.S. Army Spc. Andrew P. Wade

U.S. Army Spc. Andrew P. Wade died in Afghanistan on March 9, 2011, two days after he suffered non-combat related injuries in Kunduz. (Credit: U.S. Army)

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ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois soldier who died in Afghanistan has been buried in his hometown of Antioch.

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The Daily Herald reports that the funeral for 22-year-old Spc. Andrew Wade was Monday in the northern Illinois city. Hundreds of mourners remembered the Antioch High School graduate. The U.S. Department of Defense has said Wade died March 7 in a noncombat-related incident.

The funeral Mass was at St. Peter Church and Wade was buried at Millburn Cemetery.

Wade played soccer in high school. He joined the Army a year after graduating.

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