Family and friends gathered on Friday to say goodbye to a Keller soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Visitation services started Friday afternoon for Staff Sgt. Alex Viola. Viola died on Nov. 17 from an IED while on patrol in the Kandahar Province.
Viola's funeral is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller.
The public is invited to line the streets in Viola's honor.
Viola, who is survived by his parents and sister, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, FL. He was on his first military deployment.
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