Body of fallen marine to return home

Matt Freeman
Matt Freeman

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The body of a 29-year-old Richmond Hill marine killed in combat last Friday in Afghanistan will return home later today.

Marine Corps Captain Matt Freeman was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Third Marine Expeditionary Force.

His body is scheduled to arrive at the 165th Airlift Wing around 3pm today.

He will then receive a police escort down Dean Forest Road to US Highway 17, then to 144. Many are expected to pay their last respects along the route.

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