Staff Photo by Meghan Brown -- Patriot Guard Riders follow the procession for the body of Lance Cpl. James Gluff after its arrival at the Chattanooga Airport at 10:30 a.m. today. Larry Doughty of the Patriot Guard Riders says, "We honor the heroes in any way we can." Lance Cpl. Gluff died in Al Anbar province of Iraq, west of Baghdad.
The body of a 20-year-old Marine from Tunnel Hill, Ga., who was killed Saturday in Iraq arrived in Chattanooga today.
Lance Cpl. James Michael Gluff, 20, is survived by a wife, Hope, also 20, and a 14-month-old son.
The casket was escorted to Love Funeral Home in Dalton, Ga., where a service will be held Monday before burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The wife of a Soddy-Daisy Marine, Cpl. Daniel O’Keefe, 22, who was injured in the same incident that took the life of Lance Cpl. Gluff, flew out of Chattanooga today en route to see her husband, who is hospitalized in Germany.
Tera O’Keefe, 19, said her husband asked her to tell everyone to pray for Lance Cpl. Gluff’s family.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.