BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds gather in central New Jersey for the funeral of a soldier who was killed in combat in Afghanistan this month.

Army Pfc. Benjamin Moore of Bordentown City and two other soldiers were killed Jan. 12 by an improvised explosive device.

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Mourners crowded into Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday while dozens of others stood outside, braving frigid temperatures to show support for Moore’s family.

The 23-year-old Moore was a 2006 graduate of Bordentown Regional High School. He also served as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Hope Hose Fire Co. in his hometown, and was posthumously named the company’s chief.

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Moore was assigned to a unit home-based at Fort Drum, N.Y. He had joined the Army in 2009 and was deployed to Afghanistan last
May.

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