BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The remains of Marine Captain Ross Reynolds arrived at Logan International Airport on Saturday afternoon, for a procession that headed towards his hometown of Leominster. The 27-year-old Captain was one of the four service members that died earlier in March when an aircraft crashed during a NATO drill in Norway.
Leominster residents were asked to line the route and pay their respects, beginning on Mechanic Street near Johnny Ro Veteran's Memorial Park.
Governor Charlie Baker and Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker attended the arrival of Captain Reynolds' remains at Logan Airport, where the governor met privately with his family. Baker expressed his sympathies and respect to the fallen marine.
"He was a first-class kid from a great family, and he just wanted a chance to serve," Baker said.
Reynolds' family wanted to make it known that the marine had planned to marry his girlfriend before he went overseas to Norway.
"She's a widow and had a chance to make sure the world knew that they were planning to spend the rest of their lives together, which I think for the family, is very important," Baker said.
The procession was set to travel through downtown Leominster and then into Fitchburg, where it ends at Anderston Funeral Home on Clarendon Street. A public wake was scheduled at City Hall on Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WBZ's Mike Macklin reports.