Wes Tallon, Director/Public Information Officer of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, shares this information on LCpl. Scott Harper’s homecoming:
U. S. Marine Lance Corporal Scott Daniel Harper, age 21, of Winston, Douglas County, Georgia, was killed in action in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 13th, 2011. He will be brought home by his beloved Marine Corps on Thursday, October 20th.
He was killed while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, out of Camp LeJune, North Carolina.
[...] Lance Corporal Harper was a 2008 graduate of Alexander High School in Douglas County where he was a member of the golf team and JROTC. He was proud to be an infantryman serving his Country. He not only loved his Country, but also loved his family, his community, hunting, fishing and playing his guitar.
The route and times of the honor guard procession were released today:
U. S. Marine Lance Corporal Scott Daniel Harper will be brought home by his beloved Marine Corps on Thursday, October 20th.
Lance Corporal Harper, accompanied by members of the Marine Corps and his family, will land at Fulton County Airport/Charlie Brown Field Thursday morning, October 20th. A Marine Corps Honor Guard will escort Lance Corporal Harper off the plane. A procession will leave the airport at 11:30 a.m. to bring him to Douglas County.
The processional route will be as follows. Times are estimated and the motorcade could be 10 minutes on either side of the stated time based on traffic flow, motorcade speed and other factors.
11:30 AM – Processional/Motorcade Leaves Fulton County Airport
11:32 AM – Fulton Industrial Boulevard/Mableton Parkway heading northwest
11:42 AM – Mableton Parkway/Bankhead Highway heading west
11:45 AM – Chattahoochee Tech, Bankhead Highway
11:48 AM – Downtown Austell Business District
11:51 AM – Thornton Road/Bankhead Highway
11:53 AM – Annette Winn Elementary School (where Scott started in the first grade)
11:54 AM – Downtown Lithia Springs
11:56 AM – AMVETS Post 118 (Veterans’ salute)
12:00 PM – GreyStone Power Corporation
12:05 PM – Fairburn Road/Bankhead Highway, turn south one block, then west on Church Street
12:06 PM – Downtown Douglasville Business District
12:15 PM – Processional/Motorcade Arrives at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home
The Public is invited and encouraged to salute the service of Lance Corporal Harper along the processional route.
Cross-posted at PeachPundit.