Memorial Service To Be Held Monday Evening For Owasso Solider

Sunday, June 27th 2010, 7:44 pm
By: News On 6

OWASSO, OK -- The memorial service for a fallen soldier from Owasso will be held Monday.

Spc. Andrew R. Looney, 22, died June 21 at Lar Sholtan Village, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered after an insurgent detonated a suicide vest next to a traffic control point.

Looney was one of two soldiers who died after the bombing.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

6/24/2010  Related Story: Owasso Soldier Killed In Suicide Bomber Attack

The memorial service is open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. at the Owasso High School PAC, located just east of 129th East Avenue on 86th Street North.

The Looneys say Andrew wanted to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. They say they will honor his wishes.

Andrew Looney's awards and decorations include:

Purple Heart; Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Combat Infantry Badge and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.

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