The remains of a local soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan last week are scheduled to return to Fort Hood shortly before noon today, and volunteers are encouraging locals to show their support by waving flags along the route to the funeral home in Killeen.

The body of Sgt. James Gregory Johnston, 24, is set to arrive at the Fort Hood airport at 11:45 a.m., and then be taken from West Fort Hood to Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, 1615 S. Fort Hood St. (Texas Highway 195).

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