Funeral services set for local Kentucky soldier

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The funeral for a Kentucky National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan has been set for Saturday.

Guard spokesman Col. Phil Miller says the funeral for 27-year-old Sgt. Daniel Wallace of Dry Ridge will be held at 2 p.m. at the Grant County High School auditorium.

Wallace was killed last week when his platoon was attacked by a group of Taliban fighters. He was assigned to the Kentucky National Guard's 201st Engineer Battalion.

Miller said visitation for Wallace will be Friday at the Eckler-McDaniel Funeral Home in Dry Ridge and continue Saturday at Grant County High School before the funeral.

Miller said burial with full military honors will be conducted at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North at Williamstown immediately following funeral services.

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