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Dignified Transfer At MacDill Tuesday For Tampa Soldier Killed In Afghanistan July 8

Posted Jul 14, 2012 by Howard Altman

Updated Jul 14, 2012 at 08:22 PM

There will be a Dignified Transfer ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base Tuesday morning for at least one of the two local soldiers killed July 8 when an improvised explosive device blew up the vehicle they were riding in with four other soldiers, killing all six.

There will be a ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday for SSgt. Ricardo Seija, 31, followed by an honor escort to Gonzalez Funeral Home on N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, according to Randall McNabb of the Patriot Guard Riders, one of the motorcycle clubs that will riding in the escort run by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

A visitation will be held for Seija Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services for Seija, Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the funeral home followed by committal services 2 p.m. at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, according to funeral director Brea Young.

Details for the ceremony for Spc. Clarence Williams III of Brooksville, also killed in the attack, were not immediately available. Stay with Command Post Tampa for updates.