REEDERS, Pa. — U.S. Navy Petty Officer Ronald C. Strong was buried in his hometown Saturday, a week after he was killed by a terrorist's grenade thrown into a crowded USO club in Barcelona, Spain.
About 200 mourners gathered beneath gray skies to watch as Strong's coffin was lowered into the snow-covered ground at Reeders Cemetery. A bugler played taps and a U.S. Naval Honor Guard fired a 21-gun salute.
Attacker Threw Grenades
Strong was killed and nine others were injured Dec. 26 after an attacker, shouting: "Long live Lebanon," threw two hand grenades into the United Services Organization club.
Strong, who was on holiday liberty from the ship Thorn when the attack occurred, died last Sunday during surgery to remove shrapnel.