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Lewis-McChord Memorial Service for Slain Soldier

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Joint Base Lewis-McChord is holding a memorial service Wednesday for a soldier killed May 19 in Afghanistan.

The Army says 38-year-old Staff Sgt. Shane S. Barnard of De Smet, S.D., was an explosives disposal specialist who was probably working on one device when he triggered a second homemade bomb.

He was assigned to the 787th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordnance
Battalion.

Barnard was buried June 2 after a funeral near De Smet. He is survived by his wife and three children, ages 8 to 14. Barnard had been in Afghanistan since March and previously served in Iraq.

 

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