(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – People, flags, and tears are expected to line the streets as the body of Zachary Salmon arrives home Wednesday.
Zachary Salmon with his son, Noah.
The 21-year-old Army private died during combat in Afghanistan last Wednesday, Jan. 12. He was hit by a sniper's bullet as he sat in a humvee.
His body will arrive at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware around 9:20 a.m. according to Salmon’s aunt, Christine Craig, of Greendale.
Salmon’s family – his mother Renee Cross, of Hebron, Ky. and father Steven Salmon, of Hamilton, Oh. – will be given time with him. From there, a procession guided by the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders will take Interstate 275 to the Lawrenceburg-Greendale exit.
The procession will continue onto Belleview Drive then turn left onto Ridge Avenue towards Fitch Denney Funeral Home. People wanting to welcome the soldier home should line Ridge Avenue between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Eagle 99.3 will have the arrival covered live.
Salmon’s visitation takes place Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Lawrenceburg High School. The funeral mass begins at 10:00 Friday morning at St. Lawrence Catholic Church followed by a private burial service at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora.
More than 100 people attended a candlelight vigil for Salmon at his mother’s home in Hebron Tuesday night, sharing stories about a young man who had a joy for life and loved his three-year-old son, Noah.