Funerals arrangements set for Ft. Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan

(Submitted to WZTV)

Funeral arrangements have been made for three Ft. Campbell soldiers killed in an Afghanistan attack.

U.S. Army Sergeant Eric Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, Sergeant William Bays, 29, of Barstow, California and Sergeant Dillon Baldridge, 22, of Youngsville, North Carolina were serving in the 101st Airborne Division when they were killed on June 10.

As we pause to remember these brave men and their families, let’s also take a moment to recognize that our troops continue to face life-threatening situations to preserve our safety and freedom,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the grieving families left behind and the Fort Campbell community.”

Houck's remains will arrive at Nashville International Airport Sunday at 11:05 a.m. The public is invited to gather at the Air Cargo Building but must be in place by 10:30 a.m. Houck's funeral services will be at the Community Chapel followed by a graveside service at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery on June 20. Houck is survived by his wife Samantha, their children Eric and Violet, parents Lisa and Robert Houck and sister Jessica Houck.

Bays' funeral services will be at the McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home in Clarksville on Thursday, June 22 and at the Community Chapel in Ft. Campbell on Friday. Ful military honors will be held Friday at Belmont Cemetery at KY-102. Bays is survived by his wife Jasmine, daughters Laura, Mia and Julia Steiner, parents Timothy and April Bays and sister Lindsay Bays and Brenda Griner.

Baldridge will be laid to rest in North Carolina. No other funeral arrangements were given at this time. He is survived by his mother Tina Palmer and step-father Thomas Palmer, father Christopher Baldridge and step-mother Jessie Baldridge, brothers Ethan Baldridge and Zachary Palmer and sister Isabel Palmer

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