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      Funeral is Friday for Nebraska Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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      The funeral for a Nebraska soldier who was killed while serving in Afghanistan will take place Friday morning in Lincoln.

      The Defense Department says Staff Sgt. Benjamin Prange died July 24 after the vehicle he was riding in hit an explosive device.

      His funeral is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Southwood Lutheran Church in Lincoln. Interment with full military honors will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.

      Prange grew up south of Lincoln and attended Norris High School. He is survived by his wife, Liz Prange, and their two sons.

      He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Collins, Colorado.

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