Army soldiers on Thursday carry a transfer case with the remains of Army Pvt. Aaron S. Toppen, of Mokena, during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Toppen was killed in Afghanistan this week. | Win McNamee/Getty Images
Updated: July 14, 2014 6:37AM
The remains of U.S. Army Pvt. Aaron Toppen, of Mokena, were brought back Thursday to the United States, with a dignified transfer taking place at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
Toppen, 19, was one of five service members killed, reportedly by friendly fire, in southern Afghanistan earlier this week. Arrangements are pending.
Staff and wire reports