Funeral services are scheduled in western Massachusetts for a Marine from Connecticut killed in a training exercise explosion in Nevada this month.
The service for 23-year-old Lance Cpl. Roger Muchnick Jr. is set for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Church in Lenox, Mass., the hometown of his mother's parents.
Muchnick was born in Philadelphia, but grew up in Westport where he graduated from Staples High School in 2008. He attended Eastern Connecticut State University, where he played lacrosse.
He was one of seven Marines killed March 18 when a mortar shell exploded in its firing tube during an exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot.
Muchnick will be buried in the St. Ann's cemetery next to his great uncle, William Coakley, a Navy pilot killed in the Vietnam War in 1966.
Published at 8:16 AM EDT on Mar 29, 2013 | Updated at 5:36 PM EDT on Mar 29, 2013
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