ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- Funeral services have been scheduled for an Iowa soldier who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan earlier this month.
Officials say 27-year-old Staff Sgt. Steven Blass, of Estherville , Iowa, was one of five soldiers killed in the March 11 crash.
A visitation for Blass will be held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Estherville High School Gym before an awards presentation at 8 p.m.
The funeral will be held in the high school gym Tuesday at 2 p.m.
People who knew Blass say he was loving, respectful and funny. He's survived by his wife, Tricia, and their 16-month-old son, Hayden.
Blass was a helicopter crew chief with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade. He had been in the Army since 2006 and was on his second combat deployment.
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