Funeral Services Wednesday for Local Soldier


Lance Cpl. Cody Roberts, killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 31, will be laid to rest Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Burial will follow a noon service at the Summers Funeral Home in Meridian.

The New York Times reported that Roberts was killed in a "hostile incident" while supporting combat operations in Helmand province of southwest Afghanistan. More details were not provided.

Roberts, 22, was a 2006 graduate of Centennial High School. He is survived by a wife and 3-month-old son. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the son, Colten Roberts, at Wells Fargo Bank.