By ROBERT S. MERRILL
Hundreds and hundreds of people lined U.S. 91 this morning all the way from the Utah/Idaho border through Franklin City and another five miles to Webb Funeral Home in Preston to honor a fallen hero.
The body of U.S. Army Spc. Cody O. Moosman, Preston, was returned to his home town today. He was flown into the Logan-Cache Airport at 9:15 a.m. on a small jet from Dover Air Force Base, Del.
Moosman was killed in action in Afghanistan on July 3. He was recently promoted posthumously to the rank of specialist.
A Honorable Transfer military ceremony at the airport was not a public event, although the media was invited.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the LDS North Stake Center. Viewings will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and again at the Stake Center from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday.
Following the funeral, a procession will leave the Stake Center and head south along 100 East to Oneida Street. It will turn west and travel to State Street, according to Police Chief Val Sparrow.
It will then turn north and travel along State to 800 North where it will turn onto Highway 34/36 and continue to the Preston Cemetery, said Sparrow.
“This route will allow the public to pay their respects to Spc. Moosman and his family,” he said. “Interment will take place at the cemetery, where the family requests privacy.”
Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow has reported that Idaho Governor Butch Otter will be in attendance at the funeral service.
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