TAMPA — The body of Marine Lance Cpl. Nathaniel J.A. Schultz, who was killed in Afghanistan, is scheduled to arrive at MacDill Air Force Base this morning and be escorted to a Riverview funeral home.
Schultz, 19, was killed Saturday. He was from Safety Harbor and had graduated from Countryside High School in Clearwater in 2009.
His body will be taken from MacDill to the Serenity Meadows memorial park, funeral home and crematory at 6919 Providence Road in Riverview.
The procession will leave MacDill between 9:35 and 10:15 a.m. today, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. The route of the honor escort will be:
From MacDill Air Force Base, north on Bayshore Boulevard, east on Platt Street, north on Florida Avenue, east on Jackson Street, north on Jefferson Street, east on Twiggs Street to Channelside Drive, east on State Road 60, south on Kings Avenue, west on Lumsden Road, then south on Providence Road to Serenity Meadows.
A viewing will be held at Serenity Meadows from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2102 Bell Shoals Road in Brandon. A second viewing will be held an hour before the funeral.
After the funeral, Schultz will be taken to Sarasota National Cemetery, where he will be buried with honors.
Donations may be made in Schultz's honor to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32604.