Fallen Marine from Willis receives special welcome home

This huge American flag was hung on a North Freeway overpass to honor a fallen Marine from Willis

January 30, 2012 4:19:14 PM PST
A Marine from Willis killed in Afghanistan received a very special welcome home on Monday.

Dozens of Patriot Guard riders escorted a hearse transporting the remains of Marine Corporal Joseph Daniel Logan. The riders carried U.S. flags on their bikes in a long motorcade.


Firefighters and police paused on an overpass to honor the Marine and a dealership from Willis draped a large flag to honor Corporal Logan.

"We have a lot of veterans that work at the dealership with us. We're just in the process of showing our support for the troops," said Pat Hall. "We want the family to now how much we appreciate them, appreciate the sacrifice."

Munday Chevrolet hung a huge American flag over the Paramatt Street overpass on the North Freeway for Corporal Logan. The northbound lanes of I-45 were closed for the procession to bring him home. Unfortunately, the flag was taken down later because we were told the procession route changed.

At around noon, the funeral procession and motorcade passed the last of the mourners lined up on Longstreet Rd. in Willis.

Corporal Logan and five other Marines died January 19 when their helicopter crashed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Corporal Logan joined the Marines in 2008.

A visitation will be held Tuesday evening. Cpl. Logan's funeral is Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, Melissa.