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Procession route planned

Thursday, May 31, 2012

According to officials with Moore Funeral Home, the funeral procession route for Army Spc. Arronn D. Fields, has been selected.

On Thursday, Moore Funeral Home owner and funeral director Rob Moore told The Brazil Times the body of Spc. Fields will arrive at the Terre Haute International Airport at approximately 10:45 a.m.

From there, the funeral procession -- led by the Patriot Guard Riders and law enforcement escort -- will travel west on State Road 42 to State Road 46 before going north. The procession will then travel east on United States 40 to Moore Funeral Home, 142 N. Washington St., Brazil.

Moore said funeral home officials will be taken to the flight line after Spc. Fields' body arrives. The family will be invited into the terminal.

After a brief waiting period, the family will also be taken to the flight line. The casket will then be removed by the honor guard and brought to the casket coach. A chaplain will then provide a prayer before the procession begins.

Moore said upon arrival to the funeral home, the casket will be taken inside. After military officers confirm the identity of the deceased, the family will have a moment of "private time" with Spc. Fields.

Funeral home officials also announced visitation for Spc. Fields will take place Monday, from 2-8 p.m., at the funeral home, and the funeral service will take place Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at the Brazil Nazarene Church.

Officials also announced Gov. Mitch Daniels and Indiana National Guard Adjutant Gen. R. Martin Umbarger both plan to attend funeral services.

Spc. Fields, 27, Knightsville, died May 21, from injuries sustained during a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Qal-ah-ye Mirza Jal, Afghanistan, while conducting a mounted patrol.

He deployed to Afghanistan with the 381st Military Police Company, 81st Troop Command as part of Task Force Guardian, a multi-unit military police force from Indiana, earlier this year.

He enlisted in the Indiana National Guard in 2006 and was a 2003 Northview High School graduate.

Spc. Fields also served a tour in Iraq.

According to reports, Spc. Fields was the 23rd Indiana Guardsman to die since 2001.

National Printing Converters recently printed posters with Spc. Fields' likeness on them in his honor for those wishing to pay respects. The posters were made available at Brazil City Hall, National Printing Converters, 18 S. Murphy Ave., Brazil, and Pappy's Barbecue, and other locations, including The Brazil Times.

In addition, officials with Clover Signs planned to create banners to honor Spc. Fields. The banners were to be placed along the procession route.

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