LUFKIN, Texas ( AP) - A memorial service for former U.S Rep. Charlie Wilson has been scheduled.
The fun-loving longtime congressman from the Texas 2nd Congressional District helped funnel millions of dollars in weapons to Afghanistan rebels who eventually defeated the Soviet Red Army.
Wilson will receive a Feb. 23 graveside service with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
Wilson's efforts to help the Afghan rebels - as well as his partying ways - were portrayed in the movie and book " Charlie Wilson's War."
He died Wednesday at the age of 76 in the eastern Texas town of Lufkin.