Burial services were held Monday for a soldier from Ohio who was killed in the line of duty.
Friends, family and fellow soldiers gathered for Master Sgt. Jeffrey Rieck's funeral service at Franklin County Veterans Memorial, located at 300 W. Broad St. at about 10:30 a.m., Reaves reported.
Rieck was one of three soldiers who was killed in Maimanah, the capital of the Faryab province in Afghanistan on April 4.
The attack by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 13 people at a park in what was described as a relatively peaceful area of northern Afghanistan.
Many who knew and loved Rieck recalled what they remembered most fondly about him, Reaves reported.
A close cousin recalled Rieck's smile and dry humor. Others shared stories about a dedicated father who loved Star Wars, his sister and his only child, named Joel, Reaves reported.
After the funeral, a procession followed Rieck's body to Union Cemetery, located at 3349 Cemetery Road.
A private service for Master Sgt. Shawn T. Hannon was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Grover City United Methodist Church. He was scheduled to be buried at Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston on Tuesday.
A reception of body service for Capt. Nicholas Rozanski was scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Powell. A mass will be held for him beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, followed by his burial with military honors at Dublin cemetery.
All three soldiers were members of the Ohio Army National Guard's 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
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