Local soldier laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

July 27, 2010 2:27:24 PM PDT
A Houston soldier has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Staff Sergeant Edwardo Loredo of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division was killed June 24 when insurgents attacked his unit with a homemade bomb in Afghanistan. He died just one day shy of his 35th birthday.

Loredo's wife, Jennifer, is a First Sergeant in the Army. She was stationed in the northern part of Afghanistan when her husband was killed.

On Tuesday morning, Loredo's remains were buried at the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. An honor guard fired a 21-gun salute in memory of Loredo.

Loredo's family says they are proud of his service and honored by his final resting place.