SALT LAKE CITY — Funeral services have been scheduled for a Utah soldier killed in a battle with Islamic State militants in Afghanistan.
The family of 27-year-old Aaron Butler says services will be held Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stake center in his hometown of Monticello.
The Butler family says the Green Beret was a champion high school wrestler who always dreamed of joining the military and qualified for the U.S. Army Special Forces with honors last year.
His viewing is set for Saturday morning, followed by a funeral at noon. He will be buried at the Monticello City Cemetery.
Authorities say the other 11 members of Butler’s Utah National Guard team were injured in the Aug. 16 explosion that killed him in eastern Afghanistan.