11:53am

Thu November 5, 2009
WVAS Local

Ala. guardsman's funeral set for Friday

Fort Payne, Ala –
(AP) - Funeral services are scheduled Friday
for a member of a Fort Payne-based Army National Guard unit killed
in Kuwait.
The Pentagon says 19-year-old Spc. Adrian L. Avila of Opelika
died at Khabari Crossing in Kuwait from injuries he received in a
non-combat-related accident.
Avila was assigned as an infantryman with the 1343rd Chemical
Co. of the 151st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
Battalion. He had been in the National Guard just over two years.
Avila was among 130 members of the unit who left in April for
training in Fort Hood, Texas, before being deployed to Kuwait for a
year.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Jeffcoat-Trant
Funeral Home in Opelika followed by a graveside service in
Columbus, Ga.