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Body of slain Marine escorted in hundred-car procession

Original post made on Nov 28, 2011

One hundred fifty American flags and even more Valley residents lined the streets of downtown Danville Monday afternoon to view a funeral procession for Lance Cpl. Joshua "Chachi" Corral who died on Nov. 18 during his first tour of duty in Afghanistan's Helmund province. The Corral family received their son's body at Travis Air Force Base and was escorted by over 100 vehicles down I-680 to Wilson-Kratzer Funeral Home in Danville.

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Posted by David, a resident of Danville
on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Is it on time or late? Heard it was not going to happen until 3pm now

Posted by Marie, a resident of Danville
on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Plane is delayed because of fog. Hope to arrive before school gets out.

Posted by Marie, a resident of Danville
on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

From Town of Danville's twitter account @Danville INFO: As of now, no certain arrival time has been given for Lnc Cpl Corral. Estimates are around 2:00-2:30pm arrival downtown.

Posted by Diane, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 29, 2011 at 6:39 am

Many thanks to the Veteran Service Organizations and others who gave generously of their time and effort to afford this worthy family such wonderful tributes.

Of note: Diablo Valley Flag Brigade, who installed the 150 large American flags and flagpoles along the route.

I hope the family can find some solace and peace.