A funeral for an Austin soldier slain in Afghanistan is heading to Killeen this afternoon.
Starting at 1 p.m., officers are escorting Sergeant Juan Navarro’s body from Austin to Killeen for burial. The funeral procession starts in North Austin and will head south on Lamar to Koenig Lane. It will then head to I-35 before exiting to 195 toward Kileen.
Sergeant Navarro was killed in an attack on July 7 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He enlisted in the Army in 2008, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was 23.