A memorial service for Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, a New Haven native who died in Afghanistan on Feb. 3, will be held Feb. 18 in Fort Hood, Texas.
The service is scheduled for 11 a.m. that day at the Spirit of Fort Hood Warrior and Family Chapel, according to a press release from the U.S. Army.
A cannon salute was fired at Fort Hood on Thursday in honor of Hildner, who died of apparent natural causes, the release states. Eleven rounds were fired in one-minute intervals at the base of the III Corps Headquarters flagpole at noon.
The cannon salute is a tradition bestowed upon a general officer following his or her death.