Funeral planned for NC Marine killed in blast

POSTED: 7:23 AM Apr 01 2013   UPDATED: 8:46 AM Apr 01 2013
Mason Vanderwork
HICKORY -

(AP) - Funeral services for the North Carolina Marine killed in a training accident in Nevada are being held in his home town of Hickory.
    
Marine Lance Cpl. Mason Vanderwork was one of seven Marines killed March 18 when a mortar exploded during a training exercise.
    
A service is being held Monday afternoon at Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory.
    
After the service, the family is meeting with friends at St. Stephens High School. Vanderwork graduated from the school.
    
A memorial in the school gym will be held after the meeting at the high school.