MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Funeral services will be held Friday in Mobile for Army Staff Sergeant Harrison Brown who was killed on Easter Sunday in Iraq.
The Army said a Humvee he was riding in was destroyed by a roadside bomb.
The 31-year-old Brown, a native of Prichard, was serving his third tour of duty in Iraq and was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Family members said the 13-year Army veteran was a former football standout at Blount High School and also played for Tuskegee University for one year.
Brigadier General William Forrester, commander of the Army Combat Readiness Center at Fort Rucker, and a 15-member Army honor guard also will participate.
Brown is survived by his wife and three children.
A funeral is planned for 11 a-m at the Nazaree Full Gospel Church, with burial at the National Cemetery in Mobile.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)