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   Friends and family are preparing to say goodbye to a Belleville man killed in a mortar attack in Afghanistan.  

   Sixty-four year old Albert Haas was a civilian aircraft mechanic working at Bagram Air Force Base.  He and a female coworker were killed last Friday (Nov. 29) when a rocket struck a barracks building.  

   Haas was a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School, and served 30 years in the military.  He leaves behind a wife and three adult children.

   Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home in Belleville. There will be a funeral service at the funeral home Friday at 9 a.m.  Then Haas will be buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

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