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Body of Illinois soldier killed in Kenya returned to hometown

The family of Henry Mayfield Jr. of Hazel Crest confirmed his death Monday. The 23-year-old held the rank of Army Specialist. (NBC)
The family of Henry Mayfield Jr. of Hazel Crest confirmed his death Monday. The 23-year-old held the rank of Army Specialist. (NBC)(KWQC)
Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 8:35 PM CST
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The body of an Illinois soldier killed in Kenya has returned to his hometown in Illinois.

The remains of 23-year-old Army Specialist Henry Mayfield, Jr. were escorted to a funeral home Wednesday afternoon.

A procession of police vehicles escorted Mayfield's remains, and members of the community joined his family to pay their respects.

Mayfield was killed on a military base in Kenya on Jan. 4.

Funeral services for the fallen soldier will be held on Saturday.

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