Sep 4, 2013 7:09 PM by KSBY Staff
Thursday morning is the public memorial service for Army Specialist Kenneth Alvarez.
The 23-year-old was killed last month when his unit was attacked in Afghanistan.
Alvarez's service will be in Orcutt at the St. Louis de Montfort Parish at 9:30 a.m.
A reception at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge will follow.
Tuesday, hundreds gathered to honor Alvarez as his body was flown back to Santa Maria.
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