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The body of Indiana soldier killed in Afghanistan returns home

GARY, Ind. -- The body of an Indiana National Guardsman killed in action returned home on Thursday.

The body of Specialist Sergio Perez, Jr. of Crown Point was killed in an attack in Afghanistan. Perez was killed July 16.

The 21-year-old was a member of the bomb clearing unit from Valparaiso. Perez was a member of the 713th Engineer Company.

A funeral for Perez is scheduled for Friday in Merrillville.

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