Support our mission
 
A hearse carrying the body of Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez pauses during his funeral procession on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind. Sanchez was among 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing during the U.S.-run evacuation at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport on Aug. 26.
A hearse carrying the body of Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez pauses during his funeral procession on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind. Sanchez was among 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing during the U.S.-run evacuation at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport on Aug. 26. (Christine Tannous/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

LOGANSPORT, Ind. — The body of a Marine who was among 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing during the U.S.-run evacuation at Afghanistan's Kabul airport was returned Sunday to his northern Indiana hometown.

A military procession marked the beginning of memorial services for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, 22, of Logansport.

Sanchez's body arrived Sunday morning at Grissom Air Reserve Base near Peru, about 80 miles north of Indianapolis. The procession then headed about 20 miles to Logansport.

Donnie Louthain watches the funeral procession for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind.
Donnie Louthain watches the funeral procession for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind. (Christine Tannous/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
Nancy Martin, left, and her sister Maribel Martin, right, watch motorcycles pass during the funeral procession for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind.
Nancy Martin, left, and her sister Maribel Martin, right, watch motorcycles pass during the funeral procession for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind. (Christine Tannous/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
Planes fly above the funeral procession for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez  on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind.
Planes fly above the funeral procession for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind. (Christine Tannous/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
People watch the funeral procession pass by for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on East Market Street on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind.
People watch the funeral procession pass by for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on East Market Street on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind. (Christine Tannous/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
People watch the funeral procession pass by for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto  Sanchez on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind.
People watch the funeral procession pass by for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind. (Christine Tannous/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
Emma Logan, left, and her twin sister Elly Logan, right, set up an American flag before the funeral procession for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind.
Emma Logan, left, and her twin sister Elly Logan, right, set up an American flag before the funeral procession for Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Logansport, Ind. (Christine Tannous/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

People lined the route to show their respects, many with American flags, and jets flew overhead as the procession approached downtown Logansport. It stopped briefly downtown, where the hearse carrying Sanchez's body paused under a garrison flag. The procession included Indiana State Police and vehicles carrying Sanchez's family, followed by thousands of motorcycles.

Sanchez was among 17 members of his Logansport High School class who joined the military after their 2017 graduation. He died in the Aug. 26 attack in Kabul, where he had been transferred after serving as a U.S. embassy guard in Jordan, according to his obituary.

A public visitation is scheduled for Monday at LifeGate Church in Logansport. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday the church. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

stars and stripes videos

around the web

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign-up to receive a daily email of today’s top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign up