Thalia S. Ramirez to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

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One of two U.S. army soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday.

(Photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Eric Pahon, United States Army 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade)

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Chief Warrant Officers 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of San Antonio, and Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, of San Juan in the Rio Grande Valley, died on September 9 while flying an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

A burial service for Ramirez will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery.

There are indication that the helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan's Logar Province, but the Department of Defense news release states the cause of the crash remains under investigation, the San Antonio Express-News reports. 

Read more at San Antonio Express-News.

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