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Remains of Fort Campbell soldier return to Nashville

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The remains of one of three Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan returned home today. The remains of one of three Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan returned home today.
The remains of one of three Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan returned home today. The remains of one of three Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan returned home today.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The remains of one of three Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan returned home today.

U.S. Army sergeant Eric Houck was just 25 years old. His family was on-hand at Nashville BNA Airport this morning, along with dozens of supporters. 

Houck, of Baltimore, Maryland was killed June 10. 

29-year-old sergeant William Bays of Barstow, California and 22-year-old sergeant Dillon Baldridge of Youngsville, North Carolina were also killed.

The three Fort Campbell soldiers were serving with the 101st Airborne Division in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel.

Sgt. Houck was a father of two. His comrades say this day is full of mixed emotions.

Lt. Col. Joe Suddith with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team said, “It’s relief that they're home. We feel sadness for these families, and their service. We also feel pride for these families, and their service and commitment to the United States.

Houck is survived by his wife and two children. Funeral services will be at the community chapel on Fort Campbell on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. 

Full military honors will be conducted on Friday, June 23 at Belmont Cemetery. 

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