DeKalb Grad Among Group Of Soldiers Killed In Mortar Attack

Funeral Arrangements Made for Auburn Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

By Eric Dutkiewicz
By Scott Sarvay
By Daniela Salvador

May 24, 2012 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 1:04 PM EDT

AFGHANISTAN (Indiana's NewsCenter) - There is new information on the funeral arrangements for the Auburn fallen soldier, U.S. Army Sergeant Jabraun Knox.

Calling is 12- 3 and 5- 8 p.m. Monday May 28 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.

The service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday the 29 at the National Military History Center near Auburn.

Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

Memorials can be directed to a trust for Braylon Knox at PNC Bank in Auburn or Wounded Warriors Program.

Sgt. Knox was killed in action last Friday in Afghanistan when an enemy rocket struck an area where extra shells were stored.

An Auburn soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, family friends tell Indiana's NewsCenter.

Army Sgt. JaBraun Steven Knox, 23, died recently after a mortar attack on the armored vehicle he and fellow soldiers were riding in, the friend says. Multiple soldiers are also presumed dead.

The U.S. military has not officially announced the casualties.

Knox graduated from DeKalb High School, where he played football, baseball and wrestled. He joined the Army after graduation.

Knox was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington State.

Knox is survived by his wife, Courtney Beerbower. She spoke of him at a fire station in Auburn with Knox's mother, Kelly, about how he was always willing to help other people in his life.

“His compassion for people was evident by his willingness to help people when in need,” said Beerbower. “Whether they were going through a rough time and needed to laugh or whether they needed his muscle, which he was always willing to show off.”

Knox also leaves behind his 6-month-old son, Braylon.

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