Hundreds gather to pay respect to Marine Cpl. Humberto Sanchez

The fallen hero was honored during his funeral Tuesday.

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 4:51 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2021 6:19 PM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) — Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez has been laid to rest.

The fallen hero was honored during his funeral Tuesday.

"We are here to honor this fallen Marine," said Indiana Patriot Guard Captain John Petro.

Hundreds of people gathered in front of Life Gate Church in Logansport Tuesday morning to honor Cpl. Sanchez.

"This is where we need to be today," Air Force Veteran Gary Stanley.

Stanley traveled from Carroll County to be a part of the funeral procession that included 150 motorcyclists.

"There is a family and a brotherhood and a kinship between veterans and Hoosiers and like-minded patriots," Stanley explained.

Sanchez, 22, was killed in August while serving on active duty in Kabul.

The news hit home for Stanley.

"It could have been one of us," Stanley said. "It could have been my mom and dad that were at that church today. So, I think that makes it very profound and very realistic for all of us. It connects us all."

Petro said participating in the procession is another way to pay respect to Sanchez.

"These people have shown up to escort this young man and to show his family honor and respect and that's what it's all about," Petro said.

Honor and respect to a man who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

"Their son's sacrifice is for our freedoms, and you can never repay that," said Petro.

Corporal Sanchez's burial took place in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.

Petro is asking those who couldn't be there to honor him through a moment of silence.

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