Body of Illinois soldier killed in Kenya returned to hometown
The body of an Illinois soldier killed in Kenya has returned to his hometown in Illinois.
The remains of 23-year-old Army Specialist Henry Mayfield, Jr. were escorted to a funeral home Wednesday afternoon.
A procession of police vehicles escorted Mayfield's remains, and members of the community joined his family to pay their respects.
Mayfield was killed on a military base in Kenya on Jan. 4.
Funeral services for the fallen soldier will be held on Saturday.