Funeral for Sailor Killed in Iraq Scheduled for Saturday

VILLA HILLS, Ky. (AP) - The funeral has been scheduled for a sailor from northern Kentucky who was killed in Iraq.

Thirty-six-year-old Navy Chief Petty Officer Gregory Billiter was killed in northern Iraq Friday, April Sixth. He was a specialist in dismantling explosive devices on his third tour of duty there.

Visitation will be tomorrow at Saint Joseph Church in Crescent Springs, from ten-30 a-m eastern time 12-45 p-m, followed by the funeral at one p-m. Billiter will be buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

He played basketball, soccer and ran track at Covington Latin School.

Barry Billiter said his son liked the mental challenge of dismantling explosive devices, just as he enjoyed the physical challenge of playing sports.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Marilyn Location: Oxford on Apr 14, 2007 at 08:59 AM
    I too have a son in the military and I am the President of Blue Star Mothes for Oxford and the TriSatte and would love totalk with you more about what we do.


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