20-Year-Old Slain Marine Honored on Final Journey Home

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Published on 14 Sep 2021, 13:40
Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz received a hero’s welcome last week, as the 20-year-old's body was transferred from a Missouri airport to a funeral home. An honor guard led the Humvee that carried his casket, while mourners lined the streets to pay their respects to a fallen service member. Schmitz is one of 13 service members killed in Afghanistan in August by a suicide bomber. The remains of the 11 men and two women landed on American soil, and are now making their final journeys home.