Nick Roush (courtesy: the Roush family)
Updated: Monday, 21 Sep 2009, 1:41 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 24 Aug 2009, 10:28 AM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) - Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Monday ordered United States flags throughout the state of Michigan and on Michigan waters lowered Tuesday in honor of Cpl. Nick Roush.
The Middleville native died Aug. 16 in Herat, Afghanistan, while
on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom when an
improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was
assigned to the 1st Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th
Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg. N.C.
Visitation continues from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Middleville. His funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday. The service will be streamed live on WOODTV.com. His burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Middleville with full military honors.
Buses will be provided for attendees at First Baptist Church who want to attend the events at Mt. Hope. Thirteen buses are lined up, which could transport about 600 people.
People who are planning on taking a bus should park in the field behind the church, or let someone at the church know so a church representative can direct them to the proper area.
Sunday night's visitation drew between 750 and 1,000 people, according to representatives of Lauer Funeral Home.