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A U.S. army team carries a transfer case containing the remains of Cpl. Darby Morin on Monday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. ((Steve Ruark/Associated Press) )

People from the Big River First Nation are mourning the death of Cpl. Darby Morin, a soldier serving with the U.S. army.

Morin, 25, was killed last weekend in Afghanistan.

Morin's family told CBC News that Morin fought with the U.S. army for four years.

His body will be flown to Philadelphia. It will then be taken to the Big River First Nation for burial next week.

Big River First Nation is about 140 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.