Army Ranger from Colorado to be buried in Iowa

CALMAR, Iowa (AP) — Funeral services will be held in Calmar in northeast Iowa for an Army Ranger from Colorado who died in Afghanistan last month.

Twenty-year-old Private First Class Christopher Horns of Colorado Springs and two other soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion on October 22nd in Kandahar province. Horns was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McCord in Washington State.

The Gazette in Cedar Rapids reports that Horns’ parents live in Colorado, but he has many relatives live in Iowa. Horns’ father, Larry, who served in the Army for 30 years, says his son came to Iowa just before he joined the military.

His funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Calmar Lutheran Church.