Services for Pfc. Cordo held at Old Dutch Church

The remains of U.S. Army Pfc. Douglas L. Cordo are taken into Kingston’s Old Dutch Church Tuesday morning for his funeral. At right are Gen. John McGuiness, who awarded the Purple Heart and five other medals, including the Bronze Star to Cordo posthumously, and Cordo’s mother, Tracy Litts Karson. Cordo, 20, was killed in action in Zabul province in Eastern Afghanistan on Friday, Aug. 19. Cordo, a 2009 graduate of Kingston High School, died when his Stryker armored fighting vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was the first City of Kingston native to be killed in action in Afghanistan. (Photo by Dan Barton)