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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Funeral Set For Iowa Guard Solder (KCCI 8 Des Moines)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Funeral services will be on Friday for an Iowa Army National Guard soldier killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan. Thirty-one-year-old Sgt. Brent Maher, of Honey Creek, near Council Bluffs, was killed when his vehicle was hit by the bomb on April 11. Three other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The Iowa National Guard on Tuesday said funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs with burial at Garner Township Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday at the high school. Maher and the wounded soldiers were members of the 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry based in Shenandoah. Maher was posthumously promoted to sergeant. He is survived by his wife, Brenna, and three children.

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