Staff Sgt. Kevin Matthew Pape of Fort Wayne was laid to rest on Friday. The '98 Concordia Lutheran H.S. graduate was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan. He was 30-years-old. Patriot Guard Riders escorted the procession.
Pape was posthumously awarded the Bronze Medal.
He is survived by his young daughter, wife and father. Pape's dad lives in Fort Wayne. The fallen soldier was buried at Lindenwood Cemetery.
To make a donation to his family visit www.KevinPape.com.