FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Staff Sgt. Ian Paul McLaughlin's remains arrived home on Saturday.
The combat engineer was killed by a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan last week.
Supporters lined the streets as a motorcade carried the hero's remains from Fort Bragg to the Lafayette Funeral Home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fort Bragg shared a video on Facebook of soldiers saluting their fallen comrade. "Until we meet again, Rest In Peace," the post read in part.
McLaughlin was a member of Company B, 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
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