December 21, 2007. Charlotte, NC.. A funeral was held for Cpl. Joshua C. Blaney in Charlotte, NC. Cpl. Blaney died on December 12 from injuries sustained when an IED exploded near his vehicle in Afghanistan. He was 25.. Members of the honor guard from Ft. Bragg prepare to execute the 21 gun salute before the folding of the coffin flags to be given to the surviving family.