LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Military officials say the body of U.S. Army soldier from Jerome will be turned over to his family at a private honorable transfer ceremony Friday at Magic Valley Regional Airport in Twin Falls.

Twenty-seven-year-old Sgt. Daniel J. Brown died March 24 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan after he was injured when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colo.

Col. Tim Marsano of the Idaho Army National Guard tells The Times-News (http://bit.ly/H0kPR2) the transfer ceremony is the way the military returns the bodies of soldiers killed in action.

A public funeral service for Brown is planned for 4 p.m. April 7 at the College of Southern Idaho's gymnasium.

Read or Share this story: http://www.ktvb.com/story/news/local/2014/06/29/11728799/