Body of Slain Massachusetts Marine Returning Home

Courtesy: WWLP/John Sullivan

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – Springfield residents are getting their chance to pay final respects to a Marine from the city killed by a gunman in Tennessee.

Members of the public are being invited to line city streets Friday when Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan’s body is returned to his home town.

Sullivan’s casket is expected to arrive at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Friday afternoon. It will be escorted along Interstate 91 and is expected to exit the highway onto Sumner Avenue in Springfield around 6 p.m. on the way to the funeral parlor.

Police are asking residents to bring American flags.

Calling hours Sunday afternoon at the T.P. Sampson Chapel of The Acres are open to the public. Monday’s funeral Mass and burial are only open to invited family, friends and dignitaries.

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