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Funeral Saturday for fallen Shiocton soldier

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River Falls, 54022

River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at Shiocton High School for Army Pvt. Nicholas Riehl.

He was killed in Iraq six days ago, when a roadside bomb exploded during a mission in Fallujah.

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Riehl, 21, graduated from Shiocton High in 2004. The town only has about 1,000 people, but at least eight from that community are serving in the military.

Judy Shafel, village president, said Riehl is the first from Shiocton to die in the war, and hopefully the last. He was the 73rd Wisconsinite to die in Iraq.

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