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Burial for West Point grad killed in Afghanistan

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- A 24-year-old Army officer killed in Afghanistan who had deep family ties to the U.S. Military Academy will be laid to rest at West Point's storied cemetery.

First Lt. Daren Hidalgo of Waukesha, Wis., died Feb. 20 in Kandahar province after insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Hidalgo was a 2009 West Point graduate. His father graduated from West Point in 1981 and a brother graduated in 2006. Another brother is a captain in the Marines.

Family members will attend a graveside service at West Point Monday afternoon.

Hidalgo was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany.

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