Milwaukee prepares to welcome home body of fallen Marine

CREATED Oct. 16, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct. 16, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Wednesday will be a somber day as Milwaukee greets the body of a fallen Marine.

Lance Corporal Jeremiah M. Collins died earlier this month serving in Afghanistan.

We still don't know how Collins died, but that won't necessarily matter when his body returns home.

Collins graduated from Milwaukee's Hamilton High School in 2012. He enlisted and went to boot camp just a few weeks after graduation.

"He became a Marine to become somebody, and he became a great Marine,” said Shannon Collins, Jeremiah’s mother. “His career may be short but he managed to get two promotions and meet a lot of great people."

A large group of patriot riders will be in Milwaukee to greet the body.

The schedule:

WEDNESDAY: Please come out and show your support and help the family of LCpl Jeremiah Collins - USMC bring their son home.

Via: Milwaukee Firefighters Honor Guard - Anyone that is able to stand along the route and show your support for the Family of a fallen Marine would be greatly appreciated. The route is as follows:

East on Layton Ave to the 794
North bound 794 to Lincoln Memorial Dr
North bound Lincoln Memorial to Lake Dr
North bound Lake Dr to Capitol Dr
West bound Capitol Dr to Krause Funeral Home on 90 and Capitol

The starting point has changed to go north on Pennsylvania from E Grange and enter Northbound 794 at Lake Pkwy and Pennsylvania. Then proceed north to Lincoln Memorial Dr to north bound Lake Dr then West on Capitol Dr to Krause Funeral Home on 90th and Capital.

Staging will begin at 1:00 p.m. on E Grange, West of Pennsylvania. Procession to begin around 2:30 p.m.

All non-military personnel will be staged outside of the gates of the 128th. Only Military personnel will be going inside the gates.

The Marine Corps will be pall bearers.

In conjunction with MPD and MCSO, there will be a procession from the 128th Air Refueling Wing to Krause Funeral Home, 90th and Capitol.