Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble, an Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Green Beret who died Dec. 23 from injuries sustained in the explosion of a Taliban weapons cache in Afghanistan, will be buried Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.

ARLINGTON, Virginia — Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble’s wish to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery will be fulfilled, according to a funeral schedule released by the nation’s most hallowed resting place for military personnel.


Services for Goble, 33, a Green Beret with the Eglin Air Force Base-headquartered Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, according to the cemetery schedule. Services will be held at the Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer on the western edge of the cemetery.


There has not yet been any word on the scheduling of any local memorial service for Goble, but Maj. Andrew Harshbarger, the 7th Group’s public affairs officer, said earlier this week that he would provide that information when it becomes available.


Meanwhile, in Goble’s native New Jersey — he grew up in Washington Township and Westwood — Gov. Phil Murphy ordered on Friday that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on the day of Goble’s funeral.


"Sergeant 1st Class Michael Goble represented the best values of our Armed Forces and of New Jersey — dedication, fearlessness, and excellence," Murphy said in a prepared statement.


"His tragic passing reminds us of the tremendous sacrifices our soldiers and our military families make in the name of service so that our nation's values may continue to be a beacon around the world," Murphy added. "Our thoughts are with Sergeant 1st Class Goble's family and friends. May we all honor his service by endeavoring through our lives to represent the values for which he gave his life."