EXPORT, Pa. — The body of a second Pennsylvania serviceman killed recently in Afghanistan has returned home.
A plane carrying 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Jason McClary’s casket touched down in Pittsburgh around 6 p.m. Wednesday.
State and local police and the motorcycle group the Patriot Guard Riders escorted his remains to the Jobe Funeral Home in Monroeville.
He was one of four soldiers killed as a result of an improvised explosive device explosion that also claimed the lives of three special operations troops and left three other Americans wounded Nov. 27 in Afghanistan.
McClary died Dec. 2 in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of injuries sustained in Andar district, Ghazni province.
The incident is under investigation, according to NATO’s Resolute Support mission to train and advise Afghan forces.
McClary was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Colorado.
Family members say all McClary ever wanted to do was to join the Army.
His mother, Jo Lynn Maiolie, tells KDKA-TV he son always wanted to be on the front lines.
A visitation is set for Monday at Cornerstone Ministries Church in Export. His funeral will be at the church on Tuesday. McClary will be buried at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Reporter Kyle Rempfer contributed to this report.