Remains of soldier killed in Afghanistan arrive in Nashville

Photo: WZTV

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One of three Fort Campbell soldiers is honored today after making the ultimate sacrifice earlier this month.

Sergeant Eric Houck, Sergeant William Bays and Corporal Dillon Baldridge died serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, an Afghan soldier opened fire on the American soldiers.

At Nashville International Airport on Father's Day, Fort Campbell's Lieutenent Colonel Joe Suddith Jr., and others arrived for the diginified transfer of Sgt. Houck. The 25-year-old leaves behind his wife, Samantha and two young children.

Mike Houck, Sgt Houck's father, says, "I've been proud of my son since the day he was born. A tremendous human being, a great father, loving son, husband."

Sergeant houck's funeral is Tuesday at the community chapel, followed by a graveside service at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery.

Sgt. Bays' service is on Thursday in Clarksville. Sgt. Baldridge will be laid to rest in North Carolina.

FOX 17 Reporter Mikayla Lewis has much more on this story...

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