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Visitation Set for Evans City Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Services for Staff Sgt. Eric Holman will take place at Devlin Funeral Home in Cranberry.

Services for Staff Sgt. Eric Holman will be held this weekend at in Cranberry,

An Army Explosive Ordnance Tech, Aug. 15 in the Ghazni province of Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device. He was 39.

A 1990 grad of Avonworth High School and a Penn State University alumnus, Holman hailed from Ohio Township. He was married to Terri Holman and the father to a 7-year-old-son, Misha.

According to his online obituary, Holman was a former member of the elite U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and performed at various stadiums and air shows across the country.

After leaving the Knights, he entered Explosive Ordnance Disposition training. In January, he was deployed to Afghanistan with the 767th EOD Battalion from Fort Bragg, N.C.

Visitation for Holman will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Devlin Funeral Home on Rochester Road. He will be laid to rest 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church Cemetery with full military honors.

Donations in Holman’s memory may be made out to EOD Memorial Foundation, 822 Coldwater Creek Circle, Niceville, FL 32578-1658 or www.EODmemorial.org/donations.

The Army Golden Knights also will perform a memorial service for Holman at Grove City Airport in October, his obituary said.

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