JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -

A Memorial service will be held Wednesday for the friends and family of a Florida soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

Pfc. Markie T. Sims of Citra, Fla., died Dec. 29 of wounds from an improvised bomb.

The 20-year-old was a member of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team that deployed in November.