Fallen soldier Marc Scialdo arrives in Naples
Marc Scialdo is home. A flag-draped wooden casket came off the plane and was carried by honor guard to the hearse.
A procession carried the body from the airport to a Bonita Springs funeral home.
The plane carrying the body of Staff Sgt. Marc Scialdo landed at Naples Airport just before 10:20 a.m.
According to Collier Sheriff's Office today's route for Staff Sgt. Marc Scialdo
10 a.m. arrival at Naples Airport
Airport-Pulling Road north to Golden Gate Parkway
Golden Gate Parkway west to U.S. 41
U.S. 41 north to Bonita Springs funeral home.
Staff Sgt. Marc Scialdo is coming home.
A plane carrying Scialdo’s body will arrive at 10 a.m. at the Naples Airport. Scialdo’s body will then be taken from the airport to Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home, 28300 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs.
Several roads will be closed as the procession of the hearse and family cars travel from the airport to the funeral home.
Scialdo, 31, was one of five soldiers killed last week when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed during a training exercise in Kandahar City. The cause of the crash is being investigated.
Funeral services for Scialdo are set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 625 111th Ave. N. Burial will follow in Palm Royale Cemetery, 6780 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Leo’s Parish Life Center, 28290 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs.
Friday's funeral procession route
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will escort fallen Staff Sgt. Marc Scialdo and his procession along the following route Friday:
The procession will leave Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home, 28300 U.S. 41, Bonita Springs, at 9:30 a.m. and travel south on U.S. 41 to Collier County. The procession will then turn right (west) onto 111th Avenue North and continue to St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave N., for the 10 a.m. service.
The estimated ending time for the service is 11:30 a.m. At that time, the honor guard and the procession will travel east on 111th Avenue North, continuing on that road after it becomes Immokalee Road. From Immokalee Road, the procession will turn right (south) on Livingston Road, continuing on Livingston until it reaches Vanderbilt Beach Road. The procession will then turn left (east) onto Vanderbilt Beach Road and continue to Staff Sgt. Scialdo’s final resting place, Palm Royale Cemetery, 6780 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples.
Affected intersections will be shut down briefly as the procession passes through.
Scialdo, 31, was one of five soldiers killed last week when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed during a training exercise in Kandahar City.