ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Memorial services are planned this week for a New Mexico Army National Guardsman who died of a heart attack last month while stationed in Afghanistan.
The New Mexico National Guard says a rosary for 33-year-old Sgt. Pernell J. Herrera will be held Wednesday evening at DeVargas Funeral Home in his hometown of Espanola.
Funeral services will be Thursday morning at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, followed by interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Herrera was a signal support systems specialist with C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment out of Santa Fe.
Herrera died Dec. 31 while performing physical fitness training in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan.