A hearse carrying the body of 24-year-old Marine Sgt. Jay Hoskins is expected to make the six-mile journey Thursday from a local airstrip to a funeral home in Paris, about 90 miles northeast of Dallas.
Hoskins died last week with two fellow Marines when a roadside bomb exploded in Farah province.
The city's Kiwanis Club is distributing 500 large flags on 10-foot poles, and the football coach at the local high school told The Paris News that he expects hundreds of students to line the route.
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The funeral procession is expected to include all local law enforcement agencies and Patriot Guard motorcycle riders.