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Funeral Thursday for Kan. soldier

Associated Press - November 9, 2013 3:21 pm

Funeral services are Thursday for a 35-year-old Kansas soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Forrest Warren Robertson, of Westmoreland, died  Sunday while deployed in the Logar province of Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Robertson died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Stewart, Ga.

His foreign deployments included an eight-month tour in Bosnia and two 12-month tours of Iraq. He had been awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with Valor, four Bronze Stars, five Army Commendation Medals and others.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Robertson’s funeral is set for Thursday morning at Trinity Baptist Church in Wamego, with a  military burial at Wamego City Cemetery.

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