Funeral held for Hickory soldier injured in Afghanistan

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 6:49 PM

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- Friends and family of Army Pfc. David Tyler Proctor are remembering the North Carolina soldier who died of noncombat injuries in Afghanistan as a patriot who wanted to serve and protect.  

The Hickory Daily Record reported a funeral was held Friday for the 26-year-old Proctor, who died March 13 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. 

The military said Proctor was injured March 3 in Kandahar Province in a noncombat incident. He graduated from UNC Greensboro, and his family said Afghanistan was his first deployment.  

About 100 people attended his funeral Friday at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.
 

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