Funeral held for local soldier killed in Afghanistan

OLIVETTE, Mo. - The funeral was Tuesday for a local soldier who died while serving in Afghanistan.

Chief Warrant Officer Joshua Silverman was one of six soldiers killed when their Blackhawk helicopter crashed last week. He had attended Parkway Central High School.

Silverman's funeral services were at Berger Memorial in Olivette.

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered all flags flown at half-staff to honor Silverman.


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