Funeral services set for Festus soldier killed in Afghanistan

By Heartland News

DESOTO, MO (KFVS) - Funeral services will be held next week for a soldier from Festus who was killed in Afghanistan.

Army Staff Sgt. James Ide was one of seven U.S. troops killed in weekend attacks in Afghanistan.

Ide was a canine handler.

He served in Korea and two tours in Iraq before serving in Afghanistan.

Visitation will be held the evening of September 10 at his alma mater De Soto High School.

The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. on September 11 also at the school.

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