Milwaukee lance corporal to be laid to rest
Jeremiah Collins died in Afghanistan earlier this month
The remains of Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Collins returned to Milwaukee, his hometown, Wednesday.
Collins died earlier this month in the Helmond Province in Afghanistan. He was serving with a unit from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Members of the Patriot Guard stood watch as his body was lifted into a hearse at Mitchel Field, and was then taken by motorcade through downtown Milwaukee.
Collins became a nationally known name when the government shutdown delayed the payment of survival benefits and burial expenses to his family.
He will be laid to rest this weekend in Milwaukee.
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