>> A casket carrying the body of 23 year old army sergeant Jonathon Michael Hunter. A casualty of the war in Afghanistan came back home to Columbus, Indiana on Tuesday. A four and a half mile procession baring him from Columbus Municipal Airport to a funeral home. Adults and young children waving American flags and saluting as Hunter's body passed by.
Hunter was one of two paratroopers killed on August 2nd when their convoy was attacked by an IED in Kandahar. It was Hunter's first deployment, he'd been in the country only 32 days when he was killed. His death shines light on the grim reality of the war nearly 16 years after it began.
More than 2,000 US soldiers have been killed in the conflict.>> But, attack, we will!>> And President Trump's promise of a stepped up campaign in Afghanistan suggests the death toll will only rise. Hunter is survived by his wife, his parents, sisters, and a brother. His funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at Columbus East High School, his alma mater.