Indiana sailor killed in plane crash to get military funeral

The funeral procession for Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ryan Lohrey passes the Middletown, Ind., on Thursday, July 27, 2017. (The Herald-Bulletin Photo/John P. Cleary)

MIDDLETOWN, Ind. (AP) — A Navy sailor who was killed in a Marine plane crash earlier this month will receive military funeral honors next week in Indiana.

Our newsgathering partners at The Herald Bulletin report that funeral services for 30-year-old Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ryan Lohrey will be held Monday at Middletown Church of the Nazarene. A visitation will follow the service at the church.

A man holds his hat over his heart as the remains of Navy Corpsman 2nd Class Ryan Lohrey arrives in Middletown, Ind., on July 27, 2017, as his funeral procession passes through town to a New Castle funeral home. (The Herald-Bulletin Photo/John P. Cleary)

Lohrey was one of 16 service members who died July 10 when their refueling plane crashed in Mississippi.

Hundreds gathered Thursday to show their support as a military procession took Lohrey's remains from Knightstown to New Castle.

Gov. Eric Holcomb has directed that flags in Henry County be flown at half-staff on Monday in honor of Lohrey.

Lohrey is survived by his parents, two children, and his wife, Cassie Lohrey.

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