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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 4:38am

Eatonton Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Updated: 2 years ago.
A Defense Department statement Wednesday said Spc. Erica P. Alecksen of Eatonton was among six soldiers who were killed in a bombing in Afghanistan. Her funeral is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Eatonton. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com)

A funeral service has been set for a soldier from central Georgia who was killed in Afghanistan.

A Defense Department statement Wednesday said Spc. Erica P. Alecksen of Eatonton was among six soldiers who were killed in a bombing in Afghanistan.

The military said they died Sunday when their armored vehicle struck an insurgent bomb in Wardak province of eastern Afghanistan, just south of Kabul.

All were assigned to the 978th Military Police Company of the 93rd Military Police Battalion at Fort Bliss, a base along the Texas and New Mexico line.

Alecksen's funeral is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Eatonton. The 21-year-old soldier was a 2009 graduate of Putnam County High School.

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