TOWN OF NIAGARA -- The body of a North Tonawanda Marine killed in Afghanistan came home to Western New York this morning.
The remains of Lance Cpl. Timothy G. “Win” Serwinowski arrived on a private charter at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station at about 10 a.m.
Family, friends, service personnel and the Patriot Guard Riders were on hand at the base.
A procession of vehicles escorted the soldier's remains from the base at about 10:30 a.m.
Here's some raw video from today's arrival:
11:22 a.m.: Here's Staff Reporter Lou Michel's report on Serwinowski's death.
11:15 a.m.: Funeral services are Saturday. Read more about services here.
10:45 a.m.: Lance Cpl. Serwinowski, 21, was shot by a sniper Sunday as he stepped out of a military vehicle while on patrol in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. He died of his wounds early Monday.
He was a 2007 graduate of North Tonawanda High School.