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Body of Brazil Marine arrives home

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Clay County residents came out in droves Wednesday to honor one of their own.

The body of Marine Cpl. Gregory Scott Stultz, 22, was escorted from the Terre Haute International Airport back to Brazil.

He was a 2006 graduate of Northview High School.

His body was flown from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to the airport.

From there, a motorcade escorted Cpl. Stultz back to Brazil.

Residents lined United States 40 in Brazil while students at both Northview and North Clay Middle School stood outside to pay respects.

The motorcade traveled from State Road 42 to SR 46, then to U.S. 40. From there, it traveled east on SR 340 before coming back to U.S. 40.

People also lined U.S. 40 in Vigo County as the motorcade traveled east.

The United States Department of Defense said Cpl. Stultz died while "supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan," in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Feb. 19, 2010.

He was assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, in Okinawa, Japan.

Visitation is scheduled for 3-8 p.m., Thursday, at Christ Community Church, 10942 N. SR 59, and also from 11 a.m., until time of services.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, at the church, with Stoney Lalen officiating. Burial for Cpl. Stultz will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil, Ind., 47834, or United Service Organization, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1200, Arlington, Va., 22201.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

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-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Wed, Feb 24, 2010, at 7:18 PM

words cannot express what being present along side US 40 today made me feel.I am so very sorry for the loss of our Hometown Hero.In the other hand I am proud to have such a brave man defending my right to be free.My heart breaks for the family, being a neighbor I hope they know we appreciate the sacrifice he made.May God be with you to Kevin and Kim and kids...

-- Posted by westsidemom on Wed, Feb 24, 2010, at 8:14 PM

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