CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — The remains of a suburban Chicago soldier, killed in an attack on a Kenyan military base, arrived at O’Hare International Airport Wednesday.
Army Specialist Henry Mayfield, Jr., of Hazel Crest, was killed January 4. A procession traveled from the airport, past his high school, then to a Chicago funeral home.
Pentagon officials say two defense department contractors were also killed in the attack. Al-Shabab, based in neighboring Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack.