TAMPA — The body of a Marine from Plant City who was killed in Afghanistan will be escorted this afternoon from MacDill Air Force Base to a Thonotosassa church.
Lance Cpl. Ronald D. Freeman, 26, was killed Thursday in Helmand Province. A minesweeper, Freeman got off a truck to search an area when one exploded and killed him, his family said.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will escort his body starting about 1:45 p.m. The Sheriff's Office encouraged people to appear along the route and show support. Deputies said the route will be:
Leave MacDill Air Force Base at the Bayshore gate; north on Bayshore Boulevard; east over Platt Street Bridge; north on Florida Avenue; east on Jackson Street; north on Jefferson Street; east on Twiggs Street; east on Channelside Drive; east on State Road 60; north on Kingsway Road; east on State Road 574; north on McIntosh Road; east on Knights Griffin Road to East Thonotosassa Baptist Church, 12735 Knights Griffin Road.