Anyone near Paris, TX - Small Tx Town to Honor Their Fallen Marine

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  1. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    Small Tx Town to Honor Their Fallen Marine
    Richard Longoria

    Story Created: Aug 13, 2009 at 11:39 AM CDT
    Story Updated: Aug 13, 2009 at 11:39 AM CDT

    PARIS, Texas (AP) - Officials in an East Texas town plan to line
    the streets with American flags to honor a Marine who died in

    A hearse carrying the body of 24-year-old Marine Sgt. Jay
    Hoskins is expected to make the six-mile journey Thursday from a
    local airstrip to a funeral home in Paris, about 90 miles northeast
    of Dallas.

    Hoskins died last week with two fellow Marines when a roadside
    bomb exploded in Farah province.

    The city's Kiwanis Club is distributing 500 large flags on
    10-foot poles, and the football coach at the local high school told
    The Paris News that he expects hundreds of students to line the

    The funeral procession is expected to include all local law
    enforcement agencies and Patriot Guard motorcycle riders.

  2. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

    Feb 29, 2008
    DFW area.....Wylie.
    I'm disappointed to read this today. If they had reported it sooner, perhaps more people could have been there to line the streets and give more honor to the soldier.

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