Funeral for soldier from Monroe killed in Afghanistan

July 6, 2012 4:13:03 AM PDT
Funeral services are scheduled this week for a U.S. Military Academy graduate from the Hudson Valley who died last month in Afghanistan.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that the funeral for Maj. Paul Voelke will be held Friday morning at Most Holy Trinity Chapel at West Point. He'll be buried at West Point Cemetery.

The 36-year-old was a 1998 graduate of West Point. He was a native of nearby Monroe.

The 14-year Army infantry veteran died June 22 in Afghanistan. Military officials have released few details of his death, which remains under investigation. He was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart in Georgia.

Voelke lived in Richmond Hill, Ga. He's survived by his wife and their two sons, ages 6 and 8.

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