Funeral Sunday for fallen Maine soldier

Posted May 13, 2010, at 5:36 a.m.
An Army carry team carries a transfer case containing the remains of Spc. Wade A. Slack Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Slack, 21, of Waterville, Maine died May 6 in Jaghatu, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
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An Army carry team carries a transfer case containing the remains of Spc. Wade A. Slack Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Slack, 21, of Waterville, Maine died May 6 in Jaghatu, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

WATERVILLE, Maine — A funeral for a soldier from Waterville who died in Afghanistan will take place Sunday.

Twenty-one-year-old Army Spc. Wade Slack was killed Thursday, May 9, by indirect fire from a rocket or mortar fired by insurgents.

The Morning Sentinel of Waterville reports that a funeral is planned at the Blessed Hope Church in Waterville.

Shanon Cotta, a spokesman for the Maine Army National Guard, said that Slack’s remains will be flown to Maine on Friday. He says Slack will be buried on Tuesday at the Lewis Cemetery in Oakland.

Slack, who joined the Army after graduating from Waterville High School in 2007, was assigned to the 707th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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