Marine killed in Afghanistan brought home to Oregon

Marine killed in Afghanistan brought home to Oregon
The body of Marine LCpl Joe Rodewald arrives in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

EUGENE, Ore. - An honor guard welcomed the body of LCpl Joseph E. Rodewald to the Eugene airport and escorted his casket to Springfield Memorial Garden Funeral Home Wednesday morning.

Rodewald, 21, was one of four Marines killed in combat in Afghanistan on Oct. 13. His father said Rodewald was in a convoy near Sangin, Afghanistan, in Helmand province.

The motorycycle escort from the Patriot Guard will escort the family Saturday from South Albany High School to Garden Way Church in Eugene, Ore.

The 2007 graduate of South Albany High School was voted "Most Devoted Duck Fan" by his graduating class.

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