- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A soldier from Wicomico County who was killed in Afghanistan has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner of Nanticoke was buried Monday at the cemetery outside Washington.

Turner is survived by his wife, Katherine, five children and three grandchildren. He was 48 years old.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley ordered flags to fly at half-staff Monday in honor of Turner.

The Pentagon announced Turner was killed Nov. 24 in Kabul when a vehicle carrying an improvised explosive device attacked his vehicle. Also killed in the attack was 27-year-old Spc. Joseph Riley of Grove City, Ohio.



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