Local midshipman's funeral today at Naval Academy

May 14, 2008 5:56:36 AM PDT
A funeral is scheduled Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Academy chapel for a Pennsylvania midshipman.

Officials are still waiting for test results to determine what caused 19-year-old Kristen Marie Dickmann's death. The freshman volleyball player was found unconscious May 5 in her room at the academy in Annapolis, Md. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

About 100 midshipmen in starched whites joined hundreds of teachers, teammates, friends and relatives at a memorial service Tuesday at Unionville High School in Kennett Square.

Following Wednesday's funeral service in Annapolis, burial is scheduled on the Naval Academy grounds.

Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com


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