Burial held for West Point grad killed in Afghanistan

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Family members said goodbye today to a 24-year-old West Point graduate who was killed in Afghanistan.

Military officials said 1st Lt. Daren Hidalgo, of Waukesha, Wis., died Feb. 20 in Kandahar province after insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Hidalgo was a 2009 West Point graduate. His father and brother were also graduates in 1981 and 2006.

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

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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