Fallen soldier honored in Romeoville

February 8, 2010 8:30:50 PM PST
A village southwest of Chicago celebrated the life of a young soldier killed in Afghanistan.There was a public tribute Monday night for Army Specialist Kyle J. Wright in Romeoville.

The 22-year-old soldier was killed last month after his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

At the ceremony, Specialist Wright's family was presented with a Gold Star flag and memorial plaque.

The soldier was laid to rest last week at Arlington National Cemetery.