MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WTVO) — Corporal Nathan Carlson’s body will return home to Machesney Park this week.
The Marine died along with four others when their helicopter crashed during training earlier this month. A non-profit that lines funeral routes for military and first responders will be in the area this week.
Carlson’s body will be escorted from O’Hare to Loves Park Village Hall on Thursday afternoon, leaving the airport at 3:30 p.m.
Machesney Park Deputies and Rockford Police Officers will bring Carlson and his family back on I-90, stopping at Puri Parkway and IL Route 173 at 5:30 p.m, The procession will depart there at 6 p.m., heading west to Alpine Road, south along Alpine to Riverside Boulevard, and then west on Riverside to Heart Boulevard.
Carlson’s funeral will take place Saturday at Harlem High School at 2:30 p.m., with a military fly-over at 4 p.m.