Oregon soldier laid to rest in Portland



PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon soldier who died after being wounded in Afghanistan was buried yesterday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Spc. Nick Welch of Mill City, and former in Klamath Falls resident, was critically injured when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device on July 23.

Three members of his unit died immediately.

26-year-old Welch was taken to a hospital in Germany, where his family met with him before he was flown to a Bethesda, Maryland hospital. He died on Aug. 6.