Chicago area National Guardsman killed

March 22, 2009 7:04:25 AM PDT
A funeral service has been set for a Chicago area National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan. The body of 23-year-old Sgt. Christopher Abeyta will return home on Thursday.

Abeyta's wake will be held at Hickey Memorial Chapel in Midlothian Friday. Afuneral mass will be held Saturday at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Midlothian.

Abeyta, Specialist Bob Weinger of Round Lake Beach and Specialist Norman Cain of downstate Mount Morris were killed by a roadside bomb earlier in March.

Eleven members of the Illinois National Guard's 33rd infantry brigade have been killed since its deployment to Afghanistan.