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Funeral set for New London soldier killed in Afghanistan

Members of the New London and Spicer American Legion posts lead a minute of silence Friday before the kickoff at the NLS-Milaca football game at Pederson Field in New London. The ceremony was in honor of Pfc. Ryane Clark of New London who died Monday in Afghanistan. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

NEW LONDON -- The funeral for Army Pfc. Ryane G. Clark, 22, of New London, will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the New London-Spicer High School gymnasium in New London.

The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16, also at the high school. Burial will be in Green Lake Lutheran Cemetery near Spicer. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home of New London.

Clark died Monday while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, he died in Shekhabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

Clark was assigned to the 27th Combat Engineer Battalion (Airborne), 20th Combat Engineer Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C. He graduated in 2007 from New London-Spicer High School, where he was on the wrestling team.