Memorial Day funeral planned for N. Charleston soldier killed in Afghanistan

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston soldier killed in Afghanistan will be laid to rest next week.

The funeral for 21-year-old Private Cheizray Pressley will be held on Memorial Day, May 30, at 3 p.m. Plans are still being finalized, but sources say the funeral will be held at the North Charleston Convention Center ballroom. The Fielding Funeral Home and the family are still working out details.

Pressley was killed last week by an improvised explosive device (IED).

Pressley joined the Army in Sept. 2010 and served at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. before coming to Alaska in January.

He graduated from Fort Dorchester High School and leaves behind a wife and daughter.

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