Anne Smedinghoff funeral arrangements set

April 14, 2013 9:30:27 AM PDT
Family and friends were scheduled to gather this week for the funeral of a young American diplomat from the Chicago area who was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan last weekend.

Anne Smedinghoff, 25, died last Saturday with five other Americans in the deadliest day for U.S. forces in Afghanistan in eight months.

Early reports said Smedinghoff was in an armed convoy when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives. Now, an afghan television reporter says the group was lost while walking from a book-donation event at the time of the attack.

A wake for Smedinghoff will take place Tuesday in suburban Oak Park.

A funeral Mass will follow Wednesday morning at St. Luke Church.