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updated: 6/23/2014 11:12 AM

Wake set for Mokena soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Associated Press

The visitation is planned in suburban Chicago for a 19-year-old Mokena soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen was one of five American service members killed this month when a U.S. airstrike was called in to help defend against a Taliban ambush. His visitation will be Monday evening at Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park. His funeral will be at the church on Tuesday.

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On Saturday, dozens of cars and motorcycles decorated with American flags took part in a procession to accompany Toppen's remains after his casket arrived at Chicago's Midway International Airport.

Crowds of people stood saluting and waving flags along the 20-mile route to Mokena.

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