He was accompanied by members of his United States Army unit, the 82nd Airborne.
The military provides a uniformed escort for all casualties to ensure they are delivered safely to the next of kin and are treated with dignity and respect along the way. The escort will be with him until that mission is accomplished.
Every American casualty receives this complex and dedicated honor for his or her volunteer service to their country. They are brought home to family, friends and communities large and small all across America.
This week it was California’s Central Valley who mourned a young man in uniform.
Those who stood along the route from the Fresno’s airport that led to the Boyce Funeral Home came to pay their respects, mourn his passing and support his grieving family. Just like the members of his 82nd Airborne unit who brought him home.