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Army Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison

Died October 1, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

23, of Maysville, N.C.; assigned to 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, Winterville, N.C.; died Oct.1 in Khost, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by a suicide bomber. Also killed were Also killed were Army Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV, 25, of Wilmington, N.C., and Army Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV.

Body of slain soldier returned to Greensboro

The Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The body of a North Carolina National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan has been returned to Greensboro.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported that the body of Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison arrived from Dover Air Force Base on Monday morning.

Hardison and two other soldiers were killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber last week.

Members of the National Guard carried the casket to a hearse that took Hardison's body to a funeral home. The hearse was escorted by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the Patriot Guard Riders, a motorcycle group that attends military funerals.

Capt. Rick Scoggins said Hardison will probably be buried Thursday at Salisbury National Cemetery.

Hardison joined the National Guard in 2006. He had deployed to Iraq from 2008 to 2009.

N.C. soldier killed in Afghanistan to be buried

The Associated Press

SALISBURY, N.C. — A funeral will be held for a member of the North Carolina National Guard killed in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison of Browns Summit is scheduled to be buried Thursday at the Salisbury National Cemetery. The burial will follow a service at the Southside Baptist Church in Greensboro.

The 23-year-old soldier was killed Oct. 1 with two other members of the Winterville-based 514th Military Police Company when a Taliban suicide bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint U.S.-Afghan patrol in Khost, Afghanistan.

Hardison joined the military in 2006 and previously deployed to Iraq.

Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV of Leland is to be buried Friday in Wilmington. A funeral service for Staff Sgt. Donna R. Johnson of Raeford is scheduled for Saturday. Both also were killed in the attack.

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