As family and friends prepare to remember a fallen Marine, people lined the streets in DeSoto County Monday morning to welcome his body home.
Lance Corporal Joshue Ose, of Hernando, was killed in Afghanistan on Sept. 20, just two weeks after arriving in the country. The 19-year-old was killed by small arms fire while on foot patrol.
His body was flown home Monday morning from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
"He believed in the mission and why he was there," his father Ross Ose told Action News 5. "It was important to Josh to be there."
A public funeral service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church in Southaven on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Ose will be laid to rest in Hernando Memorial Park after the ceremony.