A wreath-laying service and memorial will be held Sunday to honor Charleston native Sgt. Buddy Hughie, who was killed five years ago in Afghanistan.

The event, sponsored by family and friends, will be at 2 p.m. at Live Oak Memorial Gardens on Ashley River Road, where Hughie was buried.

Army medic Hughie, 25, was an Oklahoma guardsman. He died while saving the lives of Afghan soldiers in Nuristan Province. Two members of the Afghan National Army were taking fire and he left cover to help them. He was shot while tending their wounds.

Hughie left behind a wife and infant son.