Fallen Soldier's Remains Return Home
CATHEDRAL CITY- Family and friends of a soldier killed in Afganistan receive his remains today. Video by kmir6.comvideo
CATHEDRAL CITY- The body of fallen soldier and U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2, Suresh Krause, came home to Cathedral City today.
His family mourned over his remains for the first time, before the procession took the casket from Palm Springs International Airport to Cathedral City Forest Lawn. Dozens of military veterans and supporters came out to pay tribute to a hero.
"People who didn't even know Suresh, but shared the same cloth as far as being part of the military paid tribute to him today and it was inspiring and incredible to see," said Brody Schmidt, his uncle.
At just 29 years old, Krause was killed in Afghanistan August 16th when the black hawk helicopter he was piloting crashed. He was one of seven people killed in the crash.
After Krause graduated from Cathedral City High School he made it his mission to become a pilot. He went to flight school and joined the army.
During the procession his family wore dog tags with Krause's face on it, honoring him and his sacrifice.
"Suresh was a man who loved his people, loved his country, was an
immigrant from Sri Lanka and gave back to a country that opened their
arms and embraced him as a citizen," said Schmidt.
The public is welcome to attend funeral services for Krause. Service will be held Thursday at Forest Lawn. Internment will follow at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City. Flowers can be sent to Forest Lawn.
To view more pictures of the procession, visit: http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=J1&Dato=20120826&Kategori=NEWS01&Lopenr=208260801&Ref=PH&odyssey=mod%7Cdefcon%7Cimg%7CFrontpage&nclick_check=1