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Aug 11, 2010 12:12 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Body of murdered Durango dentist heading home

The family of a Durango dentist killed while volunteering his medical services in Afghanistan is making funeral plans while awaiting for word when Dr. Thomas Grams' body will arrive home.

Grams' brother, Craig Grams, says the dentist will be interred in his hometown of Park Rapids, Minnesota. Craig Grams says the family hadn't heard when or where Grams' remains will arrive.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said Wednesday that the bodies of four of the six Americans were being flown home and had left Baghram air base there aboard a military plane. Craig Grams confirmed his brother's remains were among them.

Grams gave up his practice in Colorado about four years ago to tend to poor children in Afghanistan, India and Nepal. Grams was among 10 killed in an ambush last week.

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