Services are set for Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry, of Chicago’s Beverly community, and residents are invited to turn out Friday for a procession to honor him.
Lowry, 24, died Thursday while serving as a Humvee gunner during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. The incident is under investigation.
Lowry’s body is to arrive at 8 a.m. Friday at Midway Airport. A procession will follow, from Midway Airport south on Cicero Avenue to 103rd Street, east on 103rd Street to Pulaski Road, then north past Brother Rice High School, east on 99th Street past Mother McAuley High School, south on Central Park Avenue past Queen of Martyrs School, and then east on 103rd Street toward St. John Fisher School and Church.
Students and staff at the schools will line the streets for Lowry’s procession home, and the community is invited to do the same, Marine Staff Sgt. Chad Falkos said. Organizers suggest people be present along the route with their American flags by 8:45 a.m.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, 10234 S. Washtenaw Ave., Chicago.
A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.....................................
You can pick up a miniature flag at the Oak Lawn Fire Dept. on 103 & Kostner. Flags are free, but a donation to the Oak Lawn VFW would be appreciated.....
Rest in Peace Cpl. Lowry. May God be with your family in their time of loss.