Roanoke soldier killed in Afghanistan laid to rest

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Flags at the State Capitol were flown at half-staff Saturday to pay tribute to a Virginia soldier, killed in Afghanistan last month.

A funeral service for 22-year-old Sgt. Timothy Conrad was held in Roanoke Saturday. Conrad was one of two U.S. military police officers killed by an Afghan soldier February 23.

The killing came amid anti-American sentiment over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base.

The Army promoted Conrad from corporal to sergeant posthumously.

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