(8-7-14) A Lincoln funeral will be held Friday, August 8 for a 30-year-old Army soldier who died in Afghanistan.
The Defense Department says Staff Sgt. Benjamin Prange died July 24 after the vehicle he was riding in hit an explosive device. His funeral is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Southwood Lutheran Church. Interment with full military honors will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.
Prange grew up near Roca and Hickman and attended Norris High School. He is survived by his wife, Liz Prange, and their two sons. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Collins, Colorado.
Governor Dave Heinemann has ordered that flags fly at half staff tomorrow in honor of the funeral.