ELDORA, Iowa -- The body of an Iowa Marine who died in California is now safely back in his home state.
A procession welcomed Lance Corporal Cody Haley back to Iowa on Saturday. A motorcade featuring firetrucks and motorcycles was led by a state patrol car and a military services car.
Haley's body made the trip from the Des Moines International Airport to Eldora, and people in communities along the way paid tribute as the procession passed.
A public funeral for Haley will take place on August 19th at the South Hardin High School football field, and a private burial will be held at a cemetery in Rockford. Approximately 40 Marines from Haley's platoon will make the trip to Iowa to attend the funeral.