ORFORDVILLE (WKOW) – The body of a Wisconsin soldier who was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to Orfordville.
A chartered plane arrived at the airport just after 9 a.m. According to a Janesville Gazette report, Cpl. Benjamin H. Neal flag-covered casket was carried from the plane in a simple ceremony.
Hundreds of residents lined the streets Saturday morning to watch a procession of vehicles escorting the family of the 21-year-old. People stood in intersections and driveways along the 18-mile route.
The procession from the airport to Orfordville included dozens of motorcycles ridden by the Patriot Guard Riders.
A public visitation will be Monday at 4 p.m., followed by a funeral Tuesday at 10a.m.
The Pentagon said the decorated 21-year-old soldier was killed April 25 after enemy forces attacked his unit.
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