Body of soldier killed in Kenya attack brought to Illinois

HAZEL CREST, Ill. (AP) — The remains of a suburban Chicago soldier who was killed in an attack on a Kenyan military base have arrived in Illinois. Army Specialist Henry Mayfield Jr. of Hazel Crest was killed on Jan. 4. Hazel Crest residents observed Mayfield’s body arrival at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday. A procession traveled from the airport, past his high school and to Village Hall and then to a funeral home in Chicago.

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The Pentagon says two defense department contractors were also killed in the attack. Al-Shabab, based in neighboring Somalia, claimed responsibility for the assault.