Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Escort planned in Hillsborough, Pinellas for body of Army fallen hero

TAMPA — Hillsborough and Pinellas deputies will escort the body of Army Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Sitton from MacDill Air Force Base to a funeral home in Belleair Bluffs on Friday morning.

Beginning around 10:50 a.m., the motorcade will leave MacDill through the Bayshore Boulevard gate, head north on Bayshore Boulevard, east across the Platt Street Bridge, north on Florida Avenue, east on Jackson Street, north on Jefferson Street, east on Twiggs Street, north on Channelside Drive, east on State Road 60, north on 22nd Street and enter westbound Interstate 4.

The escort then will merge onto southbound Interstate 275, go across the Howard Frankland Bridge and exit westbound at Ulmerton Road before turning onto Indian Rocks Road and arriving at Hubbell Funeral Home, 499 N Indian Rocks Road.

A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road.

Sitton, of Largo, died Aug. 2 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from a roadside bomb explosion.

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