Louisiana Marine killed during training exercise to receive a hero's welcome home

Louisiana Marine killed during training exercise to receive a hero's welcome home

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - A Denham Springs Marine who was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash during a training exercise in California will be received in New Orleans on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Friends and family would like the community to give Bryan a hero's welcome. Those attending are asked to bring flashlights. Those organizing the Hero's welcome say people can line Range Avenue from I-12 to Seale Funeral Home, which is north of the Interstate.

To see the route for the escort, CLICK HERE.

Corporal Bryan Lauw, 21, was part of Charlie Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He graduated from Live Oak High School in 2012 and joined the Marine Corps in June of that year. He served as an anti-tank missleman.

While in the Marines, Cpl. Lauw was deployed with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South. He served on the USS America, an amphibious assault ship, in Central and South America. He also was recently deployed to Jordan.

Lauw was awarded the National Defense Service medal, Global War on Terrorism Service medal, a Sea Service Deployment ribbon, a Meritorious Mast and four Letters of Appreciation among other awards.

Arrangements are being managed by Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, La.

Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. until service at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Amite Baptist Church, 7100 Amite Church Rd Denham Springs, La. 70706.

Brother Michael Luce will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of Cpl. Bryan Lauw to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the GoFundMe account for the MoMs of Camp Pendleton.

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