OLATHE, Kan. - Hundreds of people lined the streets in Johnson County on Monday as the processional for an Olathe soldier made its way from New Century Airport to a local funeral home.
Pfc. Cale Miller' died May 24 in Maiwand, Afghanistan when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle.
A plane carrying Miller’s body arrived at about 9 a.m. at the airport in New Century, Kan., where a private planeside tribute was held.
The processional took off about 15 minutes later with community members who were encouraged to wear red, white and blue lining the street on 151st Street from Lone Elm to Black Bob Road.
Miller’s brother-in-law says Miller, 2007 Olathe Northwest graduate, was trapped inside the vehicle and told other soldiers with him to save themselves.
Community members were encouraged to wear red, white and blue and line the street on 151st Street from Lone Elm to Black Bob Road for the Community 4 Cale tribute along the route of Miller’s processional.
Miller deployed with the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He was 23.
His funeral is Wednesday.
Flags across Kansas will be lowered to half-staff in his honor.
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