Assigned to the 209th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Lafayette, Ind.
Incident: Army Spc. Luke P. Frist was killed Jan. 5 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds he sustained while part of a convoy that was struck with an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.
Funeral service held for Indiana soldier fatally burned in Iraq
WOLCOTT, Ind. — Fellow soldiers on Monday remembered an Army reservist from Indiana who was fatally burned in Iraq as someone who always did whatever needed to be done.
Army Spc. Luke Frist, 20, of Brookston died Jan. 5 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
He was injured three days earlier when the fuel tanker in which he was riding came under attack in Iraq. He suffered burns over 95 percent of his body.
The funeral was held at Tri-County High School, from which Frist graduated in 2001. About 500 people sat in the bleachers of the school about 25 miles north of Lafayette as a military honor guard stood at attention next to…