Community Of Arlington Honors Marwan Ghabour With Funeral Procession

ARLINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) —The town of Arlington honored one of their own Thursday morning with a procession for fallen U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Sameh Ghabour.

Ghabour, who grew up Arlington, was in a helicopter crash last week in Egypt while on a peacekeeping mission in the region. He was one of five Americans killed in the November 12 crash, which was believed to have been caused by mechanical issues.

The plane carrying his body landed in Massachusetts shortly before 7 a.m. on Thursday.

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Arlington Veteran's Service invited the public to line the procession route. Several community members were seen on Massachusetts Avenue around 7:30 a.m., including some in Revolutionary War attire.

The procession stretched from Lexington to Cambridge.

A private service for Ghabour's family will be held at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in West Roxbury before he’s laid to rest at Cedar Knoll Cemetery.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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