Services announced for fallen soldier

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Memorial services have been announced for Army Sgt. Joshua Hardt, 24, of Applegate. Hardt was killed Oct. 3 while serving in Afghanistan. Friends and family are invited to attend a service celebrating Hardt’s life at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Parkside Church of the Nazarene, 3885 Richardson Dr., in Auburn, according to a family spokesperson. A private burial service will be held on Saturday at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. At the request of Sgt. Hardt’s widow, the U.S. Army has closed all of the services to the media and asks that the family members’ privacy be respected during their mourning. Condolences may be sent to the family at PO Box 802, Applegate CA 95703. Remembrances may be made in his name to: Wounded Warriors Family Support (, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. (, and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors ( Flowers may be sent to Parkside Church of the Nazarene in Auburn. ~ Staff report