Services Set for Marine Killed in Afghanistan

On Monday the body Lance Cpl. Tyler Griffin will return home to Connecticut. Voluntown officials say body is set to arrive in his hometown between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Griffin was 19 when he killed during combat operations in Afghanistan on April 1.

You are urged to line the route the hearse and its escorts will take on Route 165 through Voluntown to the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home in Jewett City.

Calling hours will be held at the funeral home Tuesday night, followed by a memorial service Wednesday in the center of Voluntown. Both events are public.

Burial arrangements haven't been set. Officials say Griffin asked in his will to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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