Boston Crusaders alum Andrew Gerke, 24, passed away early Tuesday morning after sustaining traumatic injuries in a car accident Monday evening. A 2005 member of the Boston Crusaders, Gerke also spent time as a staff member with the Open Class 7th Regiment of New London, Conn.

Funeral services will be held in the South Portland, Maine, area on Friday and Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the Gerke family has requested that donations be made to the Boston Crusaders' newly created Andrew Gerke Memorial Fund.

Read more about Gerke in this article by the University of Maine student newspaper.

Visit for additional details about funeral services and memorial donations.