FORT HOOD, Texas —

A soldier killed in Afghanistan was honored with a ceremony on Fort Hood Friday.

Sgt. James Gregory Johnston died June 25 in Uruzgan Province when his unit was ambushed.

The fallen comrade ceremony was held at the north ramp on Robert Gray Army Airfield. The ceremony is a solemn event marking the journey home of a fallen U.S. service member.

Honoring Sgt. James Johnston
Flags raised to honor Sgt. James Johnston
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A small group of people also gathered at Victory's Corner on post holding American flags.

The New York native was a sergeant assigned to the 79th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 71st Ordnance Group. 

Johnston's funeral is set for 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church at 3310 South WS Young Drive in Killeen. People wanting to pay their respects can wear a shirt and tie or a Hawaiian shirt, since that was a staple of Johnston's wardrobe. 

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Honoring Sgt. James Johnston
People gather to honor fallen soldier Sgt James Johnston
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