The funeral was today for eastern Iowa soldier killed in Iraq earlier this month.
Friends and family gathered at the Tipton Middle School for the funeral of 20-year-old Army Specialist David Behrle of Tipton. Behrle died in a roadside bombing on May 19th near Baghdad, Iraq.
Behrle was a member of the 1st Cavalry Division stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, which was deployed to Iraq last October. Five other members of the unit died in the same bombing. Behrle was a 2005 graduate from Tipton High School and was the senior class president.
Behrle was the second soldier from the Cedar County town of Tipton to be killed on duty in Iraq. Twenty-two-year old Sergeant Aaron Sissel of the Iowa Army National Guard died in November 2003 when his convoy was ambushed.