This video is about the first soldier from my hometown to die in the Iraqi/Afagan war. I am proud of my hometown and surrounding counties and grateful to men like SFC John Beale.
Killed in action the week before, the body of Sergeant First Class John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City , Georgia , just south of Atlanta , on June 11, 2009 . The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough , Georgia . A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time.