Fallen Hero Returns Home to Highland

HIGHLAND, IL. (KMOX) –  From Lambert Airport to Highland Illinois, the body of a fallen hero gets a police escort and his hometown is getting ready to honor Marine Corporal Aaron Ripperda.

“The streets will be lined, they definately will because everybody knows that we support very heavily” said Highland resident Larry Hammon.

The streets in Highland are already lined with American Flags, more than 2,000 of them.

Corporal Ripperda was killed in a training exercise in Nevada.

Visitation is Tuesday from 3-to-8 pm at Meredith Funeral Home in Highland. The funeral is Wednesday at 10 A.M. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Highland.

Photo/Bill Reker KMOX

Photo/Bill Reker KMOX

Photo/Bill Reker KMOX


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