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Sheriff's Office to escort body of Plant City Marine

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.

Sheriff's Office to escort body of Plant City Marine 05/03/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:40am]
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