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Photos: Thousands gather along Interstate 70 to pay respects to Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz

Photos: Thousands gather along Interstate 70 to pay respects to Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz

The highway was lined from St. Louis Lambert International Airport to Baue funeral home in St. Charles on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2021 as the body of the Marine who died in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan was escorted home. Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20, one of 13 U.S. service members killed last month in the attack, was a graduate of Fort Zumwalt South in 2019. 

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