MOUNT ZION - Funeral services for Army Cpl. Karen Nicole Clifton, 22, will be held Saturday at the Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home here, family members announced Thursday.
Clifton - who died June 21 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when her vehicle was hit with a rocket propelled grenade - will be buried with full military honors at Point Pleasant Cemetery in Long Creek.
A native of Mount Zion, Clifton moved to Lehigh Acres, Fla., to finish high school and enlisted in the Army from there, said Elizabeth Austin, a spokeswoman for Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn. Clifton's parents and other family members still live in the Mount Zion area, Austin said.
Clifton was assigned to the 554th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
A specialist 4th class at the time of her death, Clifton was posthumously promoted to corporal, Austin said.