Body of sailor killed in military plane crash returns to Indiana with procession

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MIDDLETOWN, Ind. — The body of a Navy sailor, who was among 16 service members killed in a plane crash, has returned to Indiana for a procession and funeral services.

Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ryan Lohrey, 30, died on July 10 along with 15 Marines when their military refueling plane crashed in Mississippi. The plane was traveling from a base in North Carolina. Officials are still investigating the cause of the crash.

Lohrey's body arrived Thursday at Indianapolis International Airport. A military funeral procession then started at the Knightstown exit and traveled through Lohrey's hometown of Middletown before arriving at a New Castle funeral home.

Funeral services are set for Monday, July 31 at the Middletown Church of the Nazarene.

Lohrey was a football star and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 2005.

Lohrey's grandmother says she and her family remain stunned by the sailor's death, which came just over a month after the father of two got married.

“[He was] loved by all that knew him," said Lohrey's uncle. "He will be truly missed.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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