Specialist James Butz of Porter, Ind. died last week. Military officials say the 21-year-old was killed on September 28 in the Helmand province while he tried to help two injured soldiers. They say an improvised explosive device was tripped as he ran to the troops' aide.
The explosion killed Butz and two others. The wake was at the Bethlehem Lutheran church in Chesterton, Indiana.
Butz was a wrestler and football player at Chesterton High School. His funeral will be held Tuesday.
The Indiana soldier's funeral is Tuesday.