Fallen soldier honored with procession Sunday, funeral Tuesday

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May 7, 2012 at 6:28 am

ROCHESTER, MN (AP) — A funeral is set for a southeastern Minnesota soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Services for 23-year-old Army Sergeant Nicholas Dickhut will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester, Minnesota. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

A long line of emergency vehicles and motorcycles accompanied Dickhut's body to Rochester Sunday. The Post-Bulletin reports people stopped and waved flags or removed their caps as the motorcade passed by.

The U.S. Department of Defense says Dickhut died on April 30th from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

Dickhut was a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier. He was a member of the 3rd Stryker Brigade that deployed in December and was attached to the 82nd Airborne Division as a forward observer.

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