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.
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.
Editor's Note: The following is a proclamation was drawn up by Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw in honor of Marine Cpl. Gregory Scott Stultz, who died during combat in Afghanistan, Feb. 19, 2010.
To All To Whom These Present May Come, Greetings:
Whereas, Marine Corporal Gregory Scott Stultz was born and raised in Brazil, Indiana, and
Whereas, Corporal Stultz is the Grandson of William Stultz St., who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country, and
Whereas, Corporal Stultz played linebacker for the Northview Knights Football team, and
Whereas, Corporal Stultz distinguished himself as a leader as the Captain of Wrestling team at Northview High School, and
Whereas, Corporal Stultz entered the service of his country in November in the year of our Lord 2007, and
Whereas, Corporal Stultz characterized the finest ideals of a Marine by Becoming a member of the United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance, a special operations force, and
Whereas, Corporal Stultz was recognized for his service by the presentation Of the Sea Service Deployment Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Medal and a Meritorious Mast Certificate as well as a letter of appreciation from a high ranking Officer, and
Whereas, Corporal Stultz made the ultimate sacrifice while "supporting Combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan," in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Now, Therefore, I, Ann Bradshaw Mayor the City of Brazil in the State of Indiana, do hereby proclaim the 24th day of February in the year of our Lord 2010 through the 23rd day of March in the year of our Lord 2010 as an official period of Mourning to honor the memory of Marine Corporal Gregory Scott Stultz.