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Fallen Soldier's Body Returns Home

Last updated on Monday, September 19, 2011

(BLOOMINGTON) - A fallen soldier’s body returned home Sunday.

19-year-old Private First Class. Brett Wood was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, his body arrived at the Monroe County Airport around 9:30 a.m. Escorting him home was his 21-year-old brother Nikk Wood, who joined the Army with Brett.

A military honor guard paid tribute as the soldier's casket was carried from the airplane. There was a brief ceremony for the family inside the Cook Group hangar.

The procession, led by a hearse, traveled west on Ind. 48, north on Ind. 43 and west on Ind. 46 into Spencer. Residents lined the route as the soldier passed. Hundreds of people taking up every corner in Spencer saluted Private Wood.

Private Wood had just been home about 3 weeks ago. He was recovering from a concussion and hearing loss after someone in his unit stepped on an I.E.D. After recovering for two weeks, he went back to Afghanistan on August 23rd.

Tuesday a funeral procession will move from West &Parrish & Pedigo Funeral home to Owen Valley high School at 4 p.m. Following the procession will be a visitation at 5 p.m. at Owen Valley High School where Wood graduated in 2010.

The memorial service will start at 7 p.m. in the main gymnasium.

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