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Pfc. Ryane Clark's body is scheduled to arrive Thursday, procession route announced

This is an undated military photo of Army Pfc. Ryane Clark, 22, of New London, Minn., released by his family. Clark was killed while on duty on Oct. 4, 2010, near Shekhabad, Afghanistan.

Update 4 p.m.

The body of Army Pfc. Ryane Clark is scheduled to arrive at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Willmar Municipal Airport.

A procession escorting Clark's body will leave the airport at about 1 p.m. and travel through Willmar and Spicer on its way to New London.

The procession will leave the Willmar Airport and travel east on Minnesota Highway 40 to Willmar, then east through the city on Willmar Avenue.

The procession will turn north onto Kandiyohi County Road 9 at the east edge of Willmar and continue north to Minnesota Highway 23.

From the intersection of County Road 9 and Highway 23, the procession will follow Highway 23 through Spicer and on to New London, where it will turn onto Minnesota Highway 9 to downtown New London.

Clark's visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, with those attending entering the New London-Spicer High School at the gymnasium, paying their respects in the rotunda area and then leaving out the doors near the district office.

His funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday in the gymnasium at NLS High School.

Clark died Oct. 4 while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, he died in Shekhabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

For further details, watch and read the Thursday edition of the West Central Tribune.