Fallen Marine's Body to Arrive Home Saturday

Created: 03/06/2014 4:39 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A procession will escort the body of a Minnesota Marine to his hometown of Waseca Saturday.

The body of Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson will arrive in Waseca on Old Highway 14 coming from Owatonna between 3:30 and 4:00 P.M. Saturday.

The U.S. Department of Defense says the 20-year-old died Feb. 28 while involved in combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. His family says Erickson was the gunner in the last truck of the convoy when it was attacked.

Erickson was a 2012 graduate of Waseca High School. His unit was based at Camp Lejeune, N.C..

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 10 at 10:30 A.M. at Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca. Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca.