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The return of Lance Cpl. Tyler Roads to Burney on Friday, July 16, 2010. Marine Cpl. Daniel Dambrowski accompanied his fallen comrade from Dover Air Force Base, Del. More than 200 persons met the plane as it landed at the Redding Airport. A motorcade of some 200 vehicles followed the hearse for 90 minutes as the procession traveled at 40 mph along Highway 299 to Burney. Law enforcement officials estimated the crowd along Burney’s Main Street at 2,500, many holding U.S. flags and banners. Roads was shot and killed July 10, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. • Camera operators Ron Harrington, Katie Harrington and Craig Harrington.
Saturday Funeral Service For Lance Cpl. Tyler Roads
Lance Cpl. Tyler Roads body will lie in repose with members of the Marine Reserves standing watch throughout Friday evening and Saturday morning. The chapel will be open to the public during this time for visitors to pay their respects. Graveside services with full military honors are Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Burney District Cemetery on Bailey Avenue. A reception will follow services at about Noon Saturday at the Burney Veterans Hall on Main Street. The Intermountain Marines organization is in charge of the reception and is providing chicken, pizza and sandwiches for up to 150 persons attending, said Ron Mason. He suggested anyone who would like to bring side dishes, salads or desserts are urged to do so.