Funeral set for Iowa soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Funeral services are scheduled for a soldier from Iowa who died June 27 in an improvised explosive device attack.

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Sgt. James Skalberg, 25, from Emerson, Iowa was a canon crewmember to the Army’s Battery B, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. 

Visitation for Sgt. Skalberg is set for Friday, July 13, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1101 Summit Street in Red Oak, Iowa.  The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m. at the church.

A graveside service will follow at Emerson Cemetery, west of Red Oak at Iowa Highways 34 and 59. 

Sgt. Skalberg grew up in Emerson and graduated from Nishna Valley High School in 2005.  He attended Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska before he enlisted in the Army. 

This was Sgt. Skalberg’s second deployment.  He deployed to Iraq in 2008-2009. 

Sgt. Skalberg leaves behind a wife and son as well as his parents, sister and family and friends. 

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Carter Skalberg Education Fund, 705 E. Corning St., Red Oak, Iowa 51566.