SUDBURY (CBS/AP) – A fallen hero returned home to Massachusetts Thursday. The remains of Lt. Scott Milley arrived on Thursday morning at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford.
Thousands of people lined the motorcade route as the flag-draped coffin was brought to Milley’s home town of Sudbury.
“My son, Scott, would be so angry at this fanfare,” an emotional Steve Milley said. “He wanted no praise, no glory, but on November 30 he went to a place where there is only glory and our family is holding onto that.”
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The 23-year-old Army officer died Nov. 30 after his unit on foot patrol came under small-arms fire in Afghanistan.
Sudbury resident Tracy Sconyers stood by the motorcade Thursday, and spoke of Lt. Milley’s sacrifice. “This man gave his life so our children can live under the blanket of freedom.”
A public wake for Milley is scheduled on Friday at Lincoln-Sudbury High School, where he graduated from in 2005. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, also at the high school.
Milley was a 2009 graduate of the University of New Hampshire.
WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports from Sudbury.
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