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WATCH: Fallen Conneaut soldier returns home

Posted: 6:58 PM, Oct 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-30 15:18:54-04
Sgt. Thomas Cole Walker

CONNEAUT, Ohio — The body of Cpl. Thomas Cole Walker has returned to Northeast Ohio.

WATCH: Fallen Conneaut soldier returns home

Walker, an infantryman who had been stationed at Fort Stewart since 2016, was one of three soldiers killed earlier this month when their armored vehicle rolled off a bridge and submerged in water during training.

He had been awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Prior to his death, Walker was ranked as a Cpl. His family tells us the army posthumously awarded Walker the rank of a sergeant.

Walker graduated from Conneaut High School in 2016.

Visitation for Walker will take place between 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at New Leaf United Methodist Church.

His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at New Leaf United Methodist Church.

The family is asking for contributions to be may to Feed Our Vets in lieu of flowers.

Flags across the state of Ohio will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of his funeral.

RELATED: Gov. DeWine orders flags at half-staff to honor Conneaut soldier killed at Fort Stewart in Georgia