Fallen Marine to be escorted through Hernando, Citrus counties

BROOKSVILLE -- A 23-year-old Marine from Homosassa who was killed in Afghanistan last week is coming home Thursday.

The body of Cpl. John Taylor will be flown into Hernando County Airport about 1 p.m., and authorities are welcoming supporters to join the procession to Citrus County.

"Since he gave the ultimate sacrifice, out of respect for his family, we encourage people to come out," said Hernando County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Donna Black.

Authorities asked that those wishing to join should meet at nearby Helicopter Drive.

The procession will go from the airport north on U.S. 41 through Brooksville and will pass through Inverness about 2 p.m. It will then travel west on State Road 44 through Lecanto and turn onto County Road 490 heading into Homosassa. The casket will eventually be escorted south on U.S. 19 to Wilder Funeral Home at 4890 S. Suncoast Blvd.

Authorities warned that people driving behind the procession will be not allowed to pass.

Fallen Marine to be escorted through Hernando, Citrus counties 03/02/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 5:55pm]

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