POSTED: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 8:42am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:35am
Funeral arrangements for the first female soldier, from the Rio Grande Valley to die in Iraq, have been set.
The body of Army Private First Class Adriana Alvarez is expected to arrive on Thursday. Alvarez, a San Benito native, died last week in Iraq after being deployed six months ago. Public visitation will be held on Friday at San Benito Funeral Home on Williams road from 8:30 a.m. till 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. with a chapel service being held Saturday at 9 a.m..