Calling hours for North Adams soldier scheduled
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) -- A soldier from North Adams killed in Afghanistan earlier this month is being honored in his hometown.
Calling hours for U.S. Army Pfc. Michael R. DeMarsico II are scheduled at Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral services are set to take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church.
The 20-year-old DeMarsico died Aug. 16 from injuries suffered from an enemy improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
DeMarsico joined the Army in February 2011. He deployed to Afghanistan for the first time with his brigade in December 2011.
His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal.