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Chicago Soldier Killed in Afghanistan to Be Laid to Rest

Army Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance was killed in Afghanistan last month

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    Chicago Soldier Killed in Afghanistan to Be Laid to Rest

    A Chicago soldier killed in Afghanistan will be laid to rest Monday just days after his body was brought back to the city. Sandra Torres reports.

     

    (Published Monday, Aug. 12, 2019)

    A Chicago soldier killed in Afghanistan will be laid to rest Monday just days after his body was brought back to the city. 

    A visitation for Army Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Monday at Leak And Sons Funeral Home. A funeral is expected to take place Tuesday morning at Trinity United Church of Christ at 95th and Eggleston in Chicago. 

    Nance was killed in Afghanistan late last month.

    A plane carrying the 24-year-old's body landed at Chicago's Midway Airport Friday afternoon and his remains were then transported to the Leak & Sons Funeral Home at 7838 S. Cottage Grove. 

    Body of Fallen Soldier Returns to Chicago

    [CHI] Body of Fallen Soldier Returns to Chicago

    A Chicago hero is back home. Army Specialist Michael Nance was one of two paratroopers killed last week in Afghanistan, and NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski was on hand for an emotional ceremony honoring his sacrifice. 

     

    (Published Friday, Aug. 9, 2019)

    Nance was among two U.S. Paratroopers killed when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them at a military camp in the Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan, U.S. officials said. 

    The Department of Defense announced Nance's death in late-July saying the "combat related incident" is under investigation. 

    The 24-year-old who grew up on Chicago's South Side before moving to the suburbs was stationed at Fort Bragg and had been deployed to Afghanistan two weeks before his death. 

    Body of Slain Soldier Returns to Chicago

    [CHI] Body of Slain Soldier Returns to Chicago

    The body of Army Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance returned to Chicago Friday after the 24-year-old was killed in Afghanistan last month.

     

    (Published Friday, Aug. 9, 2019)

    "He begged his mom to join the Army," said cousin Trevor Harris. "It was an ongoing battle whether he had his mother's permission to join the Army. It was somehting he really, really desired." 

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