A funeral is planned for Tuesday for Spc. Miguel Lorenzo Holmes, 22, who died May 6 from wounds in a non-combat incident in Afghanistan.

The service for Holmes is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Frank V. Givens Memorial Chapel, Dorchester Funeral Home, in Midway, Georgia. He will be interred at Anderson Cemetery in Hinesville, Georgia.

Holmes died from wounds suffered in the incident in Nangarhar province, and his remains were returned to the U.S. on May 9, according to Defense Department officials.

Holmes was assigned to 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Savannah, Georgia.

He was deployed supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Holmes was a cadet in the Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart, Georgia, when he became interested in serving in the National Guard, according to information provided by the Guard.

He is survived by three sisters, two brothers, two grandparents and a large extended family, according to his obituary.

The incident is under investigation, said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Freeman, spokesman for the Georgia National Guard in Marietta, Georgia.

Kathleen Curthoys is editor of Army Times. She has been an editor at Military Times for 20 years, covering issues that affect service members. She previously worked as an editor and staff writer at newspapers in Columbus, Georgia; Huntsville, Alabama; Bloomington, Indiana; Monterey, California and in Germany.

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