COLUMBUS, Indiana — A 4.5-mile route has been announced for Tuesday’s procession escorting the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathon Hunter, 23, who died during an Aug. 2 ambush in Afghanistan, from Columbus Municipal Airport to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.
The public is encouraged to line the procession route as area law enforcement officers and military motorcycle groups escort Hunter’s remains after they arrive about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in a military aircraft, according to the Columbus Police Department.
The procession will leave the airport at 11 a.m. and travel south on Ray Boll Boulevard. The procession will turn west on Arnold Street and then go south on Central Avenue. It will turn west on 25th Street and then south on Washington Street, where it will conclude at 1029 Washington St., said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
Motorcyclists wishing to participate in the escort will need to arrive at the airport gate on Middle Road to check in starting at 9:30 a.m. All riders must arrive and be staged no later than 10:15 a.m.
The public viewing area at the airport will be limited in size, Harris said.