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  • Associated Press The casket carrying the body of Sgt. 1st Class Mark Boner of Fort Wayne is removed from the plane upon its arrival Friday night at Indianapolis International Airport.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018 1:00 am

Guardsman's body returns; services set

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS – The body of Sgt. 1st Class Mark Boner, the 43-year-old Indiana National Guard soldier from Fort Wayne who died after arriving for training at Fort Hood in Texas, has been returned to his home state.

Guard officials said the arrived at Indianapolis International Airport.

According to his obituary, the funeral for Boner will be 11 a.m. Monday at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home. Calling will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and an hour before services Monday at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The Guard said it continues to investigate the circumstances of Boner's death Jan. 6.

Boner, a 1993 Elmhurst graduate, was an automated logistical specialist who was assigned to the 38th Sustainment Brigade based in Kokomo.