Indiana hometowns mourn slain military members

Marine Sergeant Bradley Atwell's yearbook photo
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Indiana is paying tribute to two members of the military killed in the line of duty.

A procession for 27-year-old Marine Sergeant Bradley Atwell of Kokomo passed Taylor High School on Friday after his body arrived at Grissom Air Reserve Base. Atwell's funeral is Saturday. He died during a September 15th insurgent attack.

More than 150 Miami Correctional Facility staff and family lined US 31 as Atwell's body passed by.

Atwell was killed in action at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. His body was flown into Grissom Air Reserve Base, which is next to the correctional facility.

The funeral procession contained more than 100 bikers, military staff and local law enforcement as well as family. The facility's honor guard presented the colors and saluted the 27-year-old who grew up in the Kokomo area.

Also, dozens of motorcyclists joined a procession Thursday as the body of 26-year-old Army Staff Sergeant Kyle Osborn of Stockwell was taken to a Lafayette funeral home. His funeral is set for Saturday at McCutcheon High School. The military says Osborn died Sept. 13 from combat wounds.