SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon soldier who died after being wounded in Afghanistan will be buried Sunday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Spc. Nick Welch of Mill City was critically injured when a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device July 23. The Defense Department says three members of his unit died immediately.
The 26-year-old Welch was taken to a hospital in Germany, where his family met him before he was flown to a Bethesda, Md., hospital. He died Aug. 6.
The Statesman Journal reports visitation was set for Saturday afternoon at Weddle Funeral Chapel in Stayton. The full service with military honors is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday.