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Memorial held for Staff Sgt. Hoover in Midvale; Burial at Arlington scheduled

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Posted at 4:40 PM, Sep 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-18 23:39:02-04

MIDVALE, Utah — A public memorial service was held Saturday evening for Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover, who was killed in a suicide bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 26.

The service was at the Hillcrest High School football field in Midvale.

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Volunteers put up flags at the stadium Saturday morning as part of a service project.

A vigil was previously held a few days after Hoover's death outside the Utah State Capitol.

WATCH: Vigil held for Utah Marine killed in Afghanistan

Hoover will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia next week.

A viewing, open to the public, will be held Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Arlington.

The funeral service is Friday from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home's chapel. Limited seating is available.

After the funeral, a graveside service with full military honors will take place at the cemetery at 11 a.m. It is open to the public.