Funeral set for Mo. native killed in Afghanistan

OLIVETTE, Mo. (AP) - Funeral services will be on Christmas Eve for a St. Louis-area native killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Services for 35-year-old Joseph Silverman are at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Berger Memorial Chapel in Olivette. Burial will be at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Chesterfield.

Silverman was a chief warrant officer for the Army and a graduate of Parkway Central High School. His family once lived in Chesterfield.

Silverman and five other soldiers died Dec. 17 when a Black Hawk UH-60 helicopter went down during a mission in Zabul province.

Silverman was living in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the time of his death. He was among five of the soldiers who were based out of Fort Riley, Kan.

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