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Funeral Plans Set for Waseca Marine Killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 03/06/2014 8:32 PM
Created: 03/06/2014 3:24 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

Funeral plans are now in place for a Minnesota marine killed in Afghanistan.

A visitation for 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca on Sunday. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Erickson was killed by a suicide bomber last month. He was seated in the gunner's turret on the last truck in the convoy when a suicide bomber in another vehicle crashed into the convoy, Erickson's sister Ruebecca said.

He was knocked unconscious and was treated by the scene corpsman before being airlifted to a medical facility, where he later died from injuries he sustained from the attack.

Ruebecca said three other people were also in his convoy. They survived the bombing.

Erickson attended Waseca High School where he was involved in football and wrestling.

Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson was killed Friday morning when a suicide bomber crashed into his convoy.
Photo: Ruebecca Erickson

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