Why am I going on… This screen capture. I am still misty. Bravo CBS cameraman for getting this.
Body of Navy SEAL being flown to Mason City
4:00 AM CDT, August 18, 2011
The body of a U.S. Navy SEAL team member who was killed in Afghanistan is expected to be back soon in his Iowa hometown of Rockford.
The remains of Petty Officer Jon Tumilson are being flown into Mason City Municipal Airport on Thursday afternoon.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/okIFjl) that a motorcade will escort Tumilson’s body to Rockford.
The Tumilson family has asked family and friends to greet the motorcade as it travels to Rockford. His parents live there.
The 35-year-old Tumilson died Aug. 6, when a rocket-propelled grenade disabled a helicopter. It crashed, killing 30 Americans and eight Afghans.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School in Rockford. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Rockford.
Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/
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