Body of fallen Milwaukee Marine returns home, given honor guard

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Jeremiah Collins, Jr.

Jeremiah Collins, Jr.

Jeremiah Collins, Jr.

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The body of fallen Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah Collins, Jr. returns to Milwaukee on Wednesday, October 16th.

Collins, 19, died on Saturday, October 5th while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan as an intelligence specialist. His death was listed by the Dept. of Defense as “non-hostile.”

Collins was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. His body has returned to the United States.

Collins’ body will be flown from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to the 128th Air Refueling Wing on Wednesday. From there, there will be a procession to Krause Funeral Home at 9000 W. Capitol Dr. Honor Guards from fire, police and EMS organizations are being requested to line the procession route — to honor Collins and his service to country.

A U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Lance Cpl. Jeremiah M. Collins Jr., of Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 7, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Collins was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

A U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Lance Cpl. Jeremiah M. Collins Jr., of Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 7, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Collins was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

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