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Funeral Services Announced for Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:� 
July 23, 2009

Funeral Services Announced for Spc Carlos E Wilcox IV

The funeral details for Spc Carlos E Wilcox IV, 27, of Cottage Grove have been announced� 

Spc Wilcox died as a result of an indirect fire attack Thursday, July 16 on Contingency Operating Base Basra� 

He was assigned to the Stillwater-based 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division� 

WAKE: (Closed to Media)
10 am
Friday, July 24
Light the Way Church
7000 Jamaica Avenue
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

MEMORIAL SERVICE: (Closed to Media)
11 am
Friday, July 24
Light the Way Church
7000 Jamaica Avenue
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

FUNERAL SERVICE: (Closed to Media)
Tuesday, July 28
Zion Baptist Church
Louisville, KY

INTERMENT: (Closed to Media)
Tuesday, July 28
New Albany National Cemetery
121 W Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150

CARDS AND FLOWERS:
Mrs Charlene M Wilcox
7782 79th Street
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

NOTICE TO NEWS EDITORS:
The family requests that media inquiries be directed to the Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs Office at 651-282-4410 The family does not wish to be contacted by the media

For more information and updates on the fallen Soldiers and the 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org� 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at mn.ng.web@mail.mil or call 651-282-4410

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