WKU Service Set For Slain Army Soldier

A memorial service will be held Thursday on the campus of Western Kentucky University for Army 1st Lieutenant Eric Yates.

The 26 year old Yates, a native of Rineyville, Kentucky, died Saturday when his unit was attacked by insurgents in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Yates was a 2008 graduate of Western’s ROTC program.

He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

(Photo Courtesy of Western Kentucky University)