grant-hodgeUS ROUTE 50 — Friends and family of fallen U.S. Marine Grant Hodge are asking the community to come together and usher their soldier home tonight.

Grant will be arriving at 5:39 tonight in St. Louis where there will be a small service for his family. They will then travel home along U.S. Route 50 to Odin and into to Salem.

They ask for people to stand along the route holding candles to usher the young man home to his final resting place.

Someone with the procession will be posting updates for its location on our WILY and WRXX Facebook pages.

Funeral Services for Grant will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Church of the Nazarene in Salem, with Claude Howell presiding.

Military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Marine Corp, with interment in the Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Scholarship Fund set up for his little sister Harper.