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Fallen Marine's Body Returns to Palm City


A local marine's body returns home.  It's been a long emotional week for a local family, learning their son was killed in Afghanistan serving the country he loved so much.  Today a touching tribute for the fallen local marine on the Treasure Coast, brining the community out onto the streets to say goodbye.

"I can't imagine the pain they're going through," said one woman.

Hannah lost the man she married months ago.  Lance and Frances lost their son.  Chris, he lost the older brother he looked up to.  Today on the tarmac the hugs lasted a long time, a really long time.  24-year-old Lance Corporal Justin Wilson was many things to many people.  After a long week his body is returning home to South Florida.  Family, friends, and perfect strangers, all paying respects to the local marine who died in Afghanistan.  He was killed by a roadside bomb.

"It was great to see the community come together, but it rips your heart out because you know why they're here," said one woman watching the proecession.

Here, the procession is making its way out of the Stuart Jet center, through the middle of the the small waterfront community, and up over the bridge into Palm City.  That's where many of you were today, both young and old, sending us your snapshots from the side of the road.  The community is paying tribute to Justin, letting his family know they're not in this alone.

 "Know your son is loved by many many many people in this town," said one man.

 In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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