HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The body of a Huntsville Army ranger and
staff sergeant killed in Afghanistan last week is back home.
According to the Department of Defense, 28-year-old Jeffrey Hall died June 1 from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive
device detonated next to his vehicle in the Nerkh district an hour
west of Kabul.
His body arrived at Huntsville International Airport shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday in preparation for his funeral Tuesday morning.
About 200 family members, friends and military personnel were at
the airport for his return.
Hall joined the Army in June 2000 and later fulfilled his childhood dream by becoming a Ranger.
He's survived by a wife, Allison Hall, and an 11-month-old daughter.