Grove City residents will have a chance to honor one of their own during a memorial benefit for the family of Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon, one of three Ohio soldiers killed April 4 in Afghanistan.

Grove City residents will have a chance to honor one of their own during a memorial benefit for the family of Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon, one of three Ohio soldiers killed April 4 in Afghanistan.

The memorial, set for Sunday, June 3, at Moose Lodge, 1500 Demorest Road, will include live music, food and raffles. Doors will open at noon. The first band will perform at 1 p.m., and the last will perform at 5 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Shawn Hannon family trust for Hannon's wife, Jamie, and son, Evan.

Grove City resident Doug Baars, a friend of Hannon's brother, Quinn, put together the benefit. He said he felt compelled to help the family out.

"It's such a tragedy; it's such a heartache for them to go through this," Baars said.

Baars said the community has supported the project, donating various prizes to the raffles.

"Grove City has just opened up," he said.

Prizes include a sleeper sofa, rounds of golf and restaurant gift certificates.

Individuals are asked to make a suggested $5 donation at the door. Burgers, hot dogs and side items will be available for $5. An inflatable bounce area for children also will be on site.

Five classic rock bands will perform, four of which are from Grove City, Baars said.

"We're keeping it local," he said.

The Moose Lodge has a capacity of 450, and Baars hopes attendance reaches that number. Ohio's U.S. Air Force and Army personnel have all been invited.

"I'm hoping that we max it out," Baars said.

Hannon, 44, was a 1986 Grove City High School graduate.

Capt. Nicholas Rozanski, 36, of Dublin, and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Rieck, 46, of Columbus, also were killed in the April 4 incident. The soldiers were members of the Ohio National Guard's 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

The three died in Maimanah, the capital of the Faryab province. An attack by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 13 people at a park in a relatively peaceful area of northern Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.