A Missouri Guard Member who died in a training exercise in Guatemala will return to Missouri to be buried this week. 34-year old Staff Sergeant Robert Traxel of Union died July 2nd after being hit in the head by a limb knocked down by winds from helicopter rotor blades. A visitation will be held at Kutis Funeral Home in Mehlville on tomorrow. His funeral service will be Thursday with internment to follow. Traxel was a public affairs broadcast specialist with the 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment out of Jeff City. He joined the Guard after more than seven years in the Army and Marines.
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