Body of Daviess County Native Killed in Afghanistan will be Flown Home Thursday

Apr 3, 2013

Sgt. Michael Cable
Credit U.S. Army

A Fort Campbell soldier killed in Afghanistan will return home to Daviess County Thursday. 

The Philpot native died last week while guarding Afghan and U.S. officials meeting in a province near the Pakistan border. 

His brother Raymond Johnston of Owensboro tells the Messenger-Inquirer the body of Sgt. Michael Cable will arrive Thursday morning at the Owensboro-Daviess County Airport.  Visitation is scheduled Friday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro.  The funeral will be Saturday with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. 

The 26-year-old soldier was reportedly playing with a group of children when an Afghan teenager came from behind and stabbed Cable in the neck.  The teen escaped into nearby Pakistan. 

Cable graduated Daviess County High School in 2004 and joined the Army in 2007.  He deployed to Afghanistan in November and was due home in June.