Army Pfc. LeRoy DeRonde III was born and raised in Jersey City. The 22-year-old was one of two soldiers killed when their unit was attacked on May 27 in the Chak-E Wardak District.READ MORE: Cuomo: New York State To Review New CDC Guidance Calling For Indoor Masking, Regardless Of Vaccination Status, In Areas Where COVID Spread Is High
DeRonde had joined the Army in 2011 to help support his family after his mother died. Relatives said he became a model soldier and was promoted right after graduating from basic training.Simone Biles Pulls Out Of Olympic All-Around Competition
A viewing will take place at the McLaughlin Funeral Home in Jersey City on Thursday and Friday night.
His funeral is scheduled for Saturday at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.
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