Air Force Maj. Gregg Stone, one of three Portland area soldiers to die during the war in Iraq, will be buried April 17 at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C.

Stone died at age 40 from injuries sustained during a grenade attack on the 101st Air Division's Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait on March 23.

Stone grew up in Portland and graduated from Benson High School in 1981. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1983. He was called up for duty in February and traveled overseas to serve as a liaison officer with the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron.

Stone lived in Boise, where he spent much of his time with his two sons, Alex, 11, and Joshua, 7.

Another soldier died in the grenade attack, and 14 others were wounded. The Army has detained a fellow U.S. soldier, Sgt. Asan Akbar, for a pretrial investigation in connection with the attack.

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