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.”

Raw Video: Lt. Scott Milley’s Homecoming

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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Comments (3)
  1. Ellen says:

    My heart goes out to this family of this fallen soldier. May God grant them peace in knowing their son died serving his country.

  2. Christina says:

    As a fellow military family stationed at Hanscom A.F.B., we want to express our deep appreciation to Lt. Milley for his ultimate sacrifice. To his family, our hearts are with you during this difficult time and we are mourning with you. So so sorry for your loss.

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