Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

September 28, 2012

Indiana hometowns mourn slain military members


The Associated Press

Lafayette —  

Hundreds of people lined the streets of a central Indiana city as the body of a soldier killed in Afghanistan arrived for his funeral services.
 
The body of an Indiana Marine killed in another Afghanistan attack also is to arrive in his hometown Friday.
 
Dozens of motorcyclists joined a procession Thursday as the body of 26-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Kyle Osborn of Stockwell was taken to a Lafayette funeral home. His funeral is set for Saturday at McCutcheon High School.
 
The military says Osborn died Sept. 13 from combat wounds.
 
A procession for 27-year-old Marine Sgt. Bradley Atwell of Kokomo is to pass Taylor High School on Friday after his body arrives at Grissom Air Reserve Base. Atwell's funeral is also Saturday.
 
He died during a Sept. 15 insurgent attack.