Funeral for Minn. soldier killed in Afghanistan

Spc. George W. Cauley
Spc. George W. Cauley (left) seen here with his high school football team. Cauley, 24, died Saturday after being wounded when insurgents attacked his vehicle with a homemade bomb on Oct. 7 in Helmand province, according to the Defense Department. (Image Courtesy of Northland Comm)

A funeral will be held Tuesday for a
Minnesota National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Spc. George W. Cauley of Walker died Oct. 10, three days after
being wounded when insurgents attacked his vehicle with a homemade
bomb in Helmand province.

Cauley graduated from Northland High School in Remer in 2003.
The 24-year-old was a heavy vehicle operator and a member of the
114th Transportation Company "Wolfpack."

His funeral will be held at Camp Ripley Memorial Chapel in
Little Falls. Cauley will be buried with full military honors at
the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has ordered flags at all state and federal
buildings in Minnesota lowered to half-staff Tuesday in Cauley's
honor.