Services set for western IA solder KIA in Afghanistan


May 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Funeral services have been set for a western Iowa solider who was killed in Afghanistan April 23rd. Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla reports services for 32-year old Staff Sgt. James Justice,  of Grimes, and formerly of Manilla, will be held on Wed., May 4th, at the IKM-Manning High School Gymnasium, in Manning.
Visitation in the IKM-Manning Middle School gym in Manilla, will be held from 4-to 8-p.m. Tue., May 3rd. Visitation will resume at 1-p.m. Wed., prior to the funeral service, in the high school gymnasium.

Burial, with full military honors, will be at the Arlington National Cemetery, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the James Justice Benefit Account at Veridian Credit Union, 5910 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA, 50266.

Justice, was killed by enemy small arms fire in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan while helping to rescue the crew of a downed helicopter. Specialist Zachary Durham, age 21, of Des Moines, was injured in the attack. Both Soldiers were assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry, Camp Dodge, Johnston.

Durham was being treated for his injuries at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D-C.