West Point grad killed in Afghanistan IED blast

A West Point graduate from Wisconsin will be laid to rest at the military academy's cemetery after succumbing to injuries he sustained during an insurgent attack in Afghanistan. First Lt. Daren Hidalgo, 24, was injured last month after his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Hidalgo later died from those injuries after refusing to have the necessary surgery to remove shrapnel from the attack.

Hidalgo, a 2009 graduate, was one of a family of West Point graduates, including his father and his brother. Hidalgo's brother, Capt. Miles Hidalgo, reportedly said that bringing his brother home to rest will be his last duty as a big brother.

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