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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Fallen Hero Escort Friday Sept 20, 6:30 am

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The remains of Sergeant First Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz of the 82nd Airborne Division will be escorted through Queen Anne’s County on Friday, September 20th around 6:30 am. The escort will leave Dover around 6:00 am and will travel through Route 19 to Southbound 301 toward the Bay Bridge. Queen Anne’s County citizens are encouraged to stand along the route the pay their last respects to this hero as he travels to his final resting spot.

Some suggested areas to wait.

  • Rt19 / 301 – Stand in the field along the highway
  • 301 / Rolling Bridge Road – Stand in the field along the highway
  • Clay Drive, Queenstown – Stand along the service road located near 301 / Del Rhodes Ave (in front of Royal Farms and Animal Welfare League)

Read more about his life and accomplishments here.

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/09/06/paratrooper-killed-by-vehicle-borne-ied-has-been-identified/

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