A soldier from Davie who was killed Nov. 13 in Afghanistan will be buried with full military honors Tuesday at the South Florida National Cemetery west of Lake Worth.
Staff Sgt. Juan Rivadeneira, 27, along with two other soldiers of the 502nd Infantry Regiment, were killed in Kandahar during an attack by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest.
Rivadeneira's flag-draped coffin arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Sunday morning.
A funeral Mass was scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Little Flower, 1805 Pierce St., Hollywood.
Rivadeneira joined the Army in May 2003 and had served a tour of duty in Iraq.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa, a son, Juan, both of Germany, and his mother, Yenni S. Rivadeneira of Venezuela.
Killed in the same attack were Cpl. Jacob Carver, 20, of Freeman, Mo., and Spc. Jacob Carroll, 20, of Clemmons, N.C.
All three were infantrymen, members of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, based in Fort Campbell, Ky.
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