Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Raw Video: Body of fallen Marine returns to Willis, Texas

Body of Cpl. Joseph Logan brought to Bush Intercontinental Airport on Jan. 30, 2012 | KRIV-TV

A Houston police officer salutes the plane carrying the body of Marine Cpl. Joseph Logan of Willis, Texas at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Logan died Jan. 19 in a military helicopter crash in Helmand province, Afghanistan, along with five other Marines. (AP Photo/The Courier, Karl Anderson) Photo: Karl Anderson, Associated Press / AP

HOUSTON - The body of a fallen member of the U.S. Marine Corps arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport as his family prepares for his funeral services.

Corporal Joseph Logan, a graduate from Willis High School, was among six Marines killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Jan. 19.

Logan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from high school in 2008. He was on his second round of deployment in Afghanistan and was scheduled to return home within the month when he was killed.

Logan is survived by his wife and four siblings. His youngest sister is also with the US Marine Corps while his oldest brother is in the U.S. Navy. His father was a sergeant in the Air Force before joining the Houston Police Department.

Logan married his high school sweetheart in 2011.

The viewing for Logan will take place Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Willis. The funeral service for logan is scheduled to take place 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Willis Community Center.

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