Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, was among the many U.S. service members and Afghans killed within the Aug. 26 bombing close to the Kabul airport.
Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Kim Janey and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey paid their respects to her household because the physique arrived Saturday at Boston’s Logan Worldwide Airport.
In Rosario Pichardo’s hometown of Lawrence, folks lined the streets and waved flags on the car procession of police, firefighters and others that accompanied her casket. A Marine honor guard carried the flag-draped casket right into a funeral residence.
“She’s coming residence on the date, the twentieth anniversary of the date, that created the battle that price her life,” Francisco Urena, former state veterans commissioner, informed The Boston Globe.
She served with the Naval Amphibious Pressure, Job Pressure 51/fifth Marine Expeditionary Brigade.
A personal funeral Mass will likely be held Monday. A public wake is deliberate Tuesday at a stadium in Lawrence, with burial at Bellevue Cemetery.