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9/22/08

Local Soldier Dies Two Years After Being Injured in Iraq

Funeral services will be held Tuesday for a South Plains soldier who died from injuries suffered 2 and a half years ago while serving in Iraq. 

Staff Sergeant Wesley Hunter, 28, died Thursday at his parent's home in Lockney. Family members say he was in town for his 10 year high school reunion and did not awaken from a nap.

Hunter was shot multiple times and suffered bad shrapnel injuries when insurgents attacked the Humvee he was riding in along with two other soldiers. He was the only one to survive the attack.

The cause of death is pending the results of a military autopsy. Hunter leaves behind his wife and two young children. 

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday the Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney. He will be buried at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

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