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Memorial Service For Granby Soldier

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Army Specialist Richard Emmons III (Army photo)

Army Specialist Richard Emmons III (Army photo)

GRANBY, Conn. (AP) _ Family and friends will be gathering in northern Connecticut to remember Army Specialist Richard Emmons III, who was killed in Afghanistan three weeks ago.

A memorial service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at Granby Memorial High School, where Emmons graduated from in 2006. The service will be preceded by receiving hours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the high school.

The 22-year-old Emmons grew up in Woodstown, N.J., and moved to North Granby when he was 14. He was killed May 31 when an enemy-fired, rocket-propelled grenade hit the vehicle he was driving in Logar Province. He was with the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Polk, La.

His family held a funeral earlier this month in Woodstown.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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