JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - In the weeks since the devastating KC-130 military plane crash, one of the MARSOC Raiders, stationed right in the east, has returned home.
Wednesday evening, community members in Jacksonville waited to honor Sgt. Joseph Murray as his remains were escorted by the Patriot Guard and law enforcement.
Murray and six other fallen Marines, and one Navy corpsman, were stationed at Camp Lejeune as MARSOC Raiders.
Murray, a native of Florida, lived in Sneads Ferry with his wife and four children.
"We're a military community and I wanted to show my support and I think its amazing what these guys do," says Ashley Murphy, who was there to show her support.
Christopher Hively was also there and says, "He gave his life for our country and I think he is a hero."
Funeral services for Murray have not yet been announced.