MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Friends and family will say their final goodbyes Saturday to a Marine killed while serving his country.

Twenty-year-old Lance Corporal Riley Kuznia, from Karlstad, was killed on New Year’s Day after being shot in his barracks in Washington D.C.

Lance Corporal Riley Kuznia (credit: CBS)

The Marines report another guard Marine stationed there fired his service weapon, and the bullet hit Kuznia.

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A funeral service will be held at the Karlstad High School Gym at 2 p.m., before he is laid to rest.

Family and friends say they will always remember Kuznia’s contagious smile, and selflessness.