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Marine's body arrives, procession begins

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Marine's body arrives, procession begins

The body of Lance Cpl. Anthony J. Denier, killed Dec. 2 by enemy fire in Afghanistan, arrived on sch
Marine's body arrives, procession begins
Lance Cpl. Anthony J. Denier of Mechanicville was killed in Afghanistan by enemy fire.
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The body of Lance Cpl. Anthony J. Denier, killed Dec. 2 by enemy fire in Afghanistan, arrived on schedule this morning at Albany International Airport and is being escorted to his hometown by a procession of police cars, firetrucks and motorcycles.

An estimated 50 motorcycles will be part of the procession that will bring the 26-year-old Marine’s body up the Northway to Latham, then up Route 9 to Route 146 and into Mechanicville.

The Marine’s body was flown from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on a special charter flight, according to Marine Corps officials.

Once it arrives in Mechanicville, the procession will turn onto Pruyn Hill Road, past Mechanicville High School and onto Central Avenue to Saratoga Avenue. It will go past Denier’s home on Grove Street before proceeding to the American Legion Post 91 hall on South Main Street. The family will spend time with Denier’s body, and then calling hours will be held at the American Legion post from 3 to 7 p.m., according to those planning the services.

To read Denier's obituary and sign his guest book, click HERE.

Funeral services will be held at the American Legion post at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow immediately with full honors in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Saratoga.

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