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Fallen Marine returns to St. Petersburg on Monday

TAMPA — A St. Petersburg native killed in Afghanistan will return home Monday, and law enforcement officials plan to lead the hearse in a procession from MacDill Air Force Base to a St. Petersburg funeral home.

Marine Cpl. Jonathan Porto, 26, died March 14 in an accident in Helmand province, according to the Defense Department. He is survived by his wife, Rachel, and their 2-month old daughter, Ariana Ralyn Porto, whom he never got to meet.

His remains are expected to arrive at MacDill at 2 p.m. Monday, then be led by a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office escort to St. Petersburg. The procession is scheduled to leave MacDill between 2:30 and 3 p.m.

The route will leave through MacDill's Bayshore gate, travel north on Bayshore to Gandy Boulevard, west across the Gandy Bridge, south on Fourth Street N, west on 22nd Avenue N, and north on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N to Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and St. Petersburg Police Department will assist the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office with the procession.

Fallen Marine returns to St. Petersburg on Monday 03/20/10 [Last modified: Saturday, March 20, 2010 8:29pm]
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