FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A fallen Fort Wayne Marine came home Saturday, and the public showed support by lining up roadside along Saturday’s procession route.
WANE 15 is covering both processions on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s coverage included a livestream.
The body of 27-year-old Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz arrived at the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne around 1 p.m.
Saturday’s procession traveled from the 122nd Fighter Wing to Bluffton Road to Broadway to Main Street to the D.O. McComb & Sons Tribute Center at 2307 W. Main St. People were asked to start lining the road at Bluffton and Ferguson Roads.
The roads were lined with people holding flags and signs to show support.
The Matthew J. Tomkiewicz Memorial Fund has been established for those who wish to give donations. You can donate to the fund here.
Information on Sunday’s procession can be found here.
Members of the community welcomed home Capt. Matthew Tomkiewicz.