Funeral to take place at Christ Community Church
Clay County officials have begun preparations to mourn the loss of a Brazil Marine.
Marine Cpl. Gregory Scott Stultz was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan Feb. 19, 2010. He was 22.
County officials requested flags to be flown at half-staff Monday morning.
"This is a great loss for this community," Clay County Commissioner Charlie Brown said.
Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw also requested flags be flown at half-staff the remainder of the week.
"It's just heartbreaking," Bradshaw told The Times.
In addition, officials with City Hall confirmed a proclamation would be drawn up for the month of March in honor of Cpl. Stultz.
Officials confirmed Monday Cpl. Stultz' body could be flown into the Terre Haute International Airport Wednesday.
Cpl. Stultz would then be escorted back to Brazil and city officials hope people will line United States 40 in his honor.
Clay County Veterans Affairs representative Mike Holland confirmed Cpl. Stultz is the first serviceman from Clay County to die in combat since 1973, when Gary Boyce was killed during the Vietnam War.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by French Funeral Home.
While a time and date for the funeral have not been set, family members and funeral officials have confirmed the funeral will take place at Christ Community Church, 10942 N. State Road 59, Brazil.