Soldier killed in Afghanistan laid to rest in Goose Creek

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - A Goose Creek soldier was laid to rest Saturday. Family and friends gathered to remembered Army Private First Class Julian Colvin.

Colvin died of wounds suffered from an enemy improvised explosive device while on a dismounted patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan on July 22, the Department of Defense said.

Colvin moved to the area with his family during high school. He graduated from Goose Creek High School.

Colvin's body arrived in his native Alabama on Thursday where he received full military reception. He was buried Saturday after a church service.

Colvin was assigned to the 508th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., and was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

In March 2011, Colvin joined the Army as a combat engineer. He attended training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., followed by the U.S. Army Airborne School and joined the 82nd Airborne Division in July 2011. This was his first deployment.

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