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Fallen soldier's body returning home

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The body of U.S. Army Sergeant Josh Akoni Lukeala will be brought home this weekend.  Lukeala was one of four soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, who were killed in action.

According to the Department of Defense, the four soldiers died of wounds they sustained when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a improvised explosive device on June 7 in Konar, Afghanistan.

Lukeala's mother, Dorothy, confirms her son will be brought to the island from Dover, Delaware on Sunday morning.  A special ceremony is planned to give Lukeala a hero's welcome at the old Guam International Airport Authority in Tiyan. Family members are still working on arrangements to lay the Yigo resident to rest.

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