Wednesday funeral for soldier, died in Afghanistan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A funeral is scheduled Wednesday at Great Lakes National Cemetery for a 29-year-old Army Reserve soldier from suburban Detroit who died in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Leach of Ferndale died June 26 in Kandahar
during his third combat deployment. The Pentagon didn't release
announce the circumstances of his death.

Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons funeral home in Sterling Heights says
visitation is 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, with a funeral at noon Wednesday.

The military cemetery is in Oakland County's Holly Township, about
40 miles northwest of Detroit.

Leach was born in Texas. He served two tours of duty in Iraq
before his deployment to Afghanistan.

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