LAWRENCE, Mass. (WPRI) — A U.S. Marine who was among 13 killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan will return to her hometown on Saturday.
The body of Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo will arrive in the city of Lawrence on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
The 25-year-old died in the Aug. 26 bombing at the airport in Kabul, where people were being evacuated amid the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
A procession of Marines, police, and firefighters will escort her home.
A public wake is scheduled for Tuesday in Lawrence.