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Solider Killed In Afghanistan To Return Home Wednesday
Updated May 5, 2013 1:08 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(HUNTINGBURG) - Lance Corporal Alec Terwiske will arrive in Dubois County at noon on Wednesday, according to the Marine Corps League.

Matthew Crane of the Dubois County Free Press reports a procession through the county is planned for Wednesday after he lands at Huntingburg Airport.

The public will not have access to the Airport or Airport access road during the proceeding but the Marine Corps League is asking the public to line the route and fly the red, white and blue.

The procession will drive north on U.S. 231 to Huntingburg and then turn east on SR 64. It will travel to St. Anthony and then north on Cross up to St. Anthony Road. From St. Anthony Road the route will turn east on Schnellville Road until it reaches Celestine and then head north on Celestine Road through Dubois until reaching SR 56 and turning west. The route turns back south on U.S. 231 in Haysville until reaching Jasper at Becher Kluesner Funeral Home.
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Viewing and visitation will be at Becher Kluesner Funeral Home on the north side of Jasper on Thursday.

The funeral will be on Friday, at St. Celestine Catholic Church. Information will be made public as it is released.

This Saturday, there will be a public mass held at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine at 6 p.m.

The County Commissioners have ordered the flags throughout the county to be at half-mast beginning Wednesday, September 12. The State of Indiana will order flags to half-mast on Friday, September 14.

The 21-year-old Marine killed in a minesweeping operation reportedly in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan.

According to the Defense Department in Washington, Lance Corporal Terwiske was in the gunner's chair of the vehicle with other members of his mobile assault company when it struck a roadside bomb.

The explosion caused the vehicle to overturn on top of Terwiske. He was pronounced dead later at a U. S. Military medical facility. Another marine was also killed by the explosion.

Terwiske had volunteered to be the gunner on the minesweeping operation. The gunner is seated on the outside of the vehicle.

The news was delivered to his parents Alan and Sandy Terwiske on Sept. 3rd. He was a graduate of Northeast Dubois High School.

Terwiske joined the Marines in 2010 and left for Afghanistan in April on his first tour of duty.

Lance Corporal Alec Terwiske.jpg



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