Services held for Lexington grad, soldier who died in Afghanistan

Funeral services for Pfc. Kalin C. Johnson at First Baptist Church of Lexington. / Mike Coleman

COLUMBIA (WACH) --Funeral services for a Lexington High School graduate who died while serving in Afghanistan were held Friday.

The service for 19-year-old Pfc. Kalin C. Johnson began at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lexington.

A burial followed in Bush River Memorial Gardens.

The Defense Department said Johnson died March 8 in Kandahar province of injuries suffered in a non-combat accident.

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Johnson was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

Thursday, a visitation for Johnson was held at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home in Lexington from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Department of Defense has not released any further details about Johnson's death.