Hero Return: Final Homecoming For Local Soldier Killed In Iraq

A final homecoming for a local soldier killed in the Fight in Iraq.

The body of U.S Army Captain Michael Medders, Jr. returned home Tuesday afternoon.

The 25-year-old Avon Lake graduate killed in a suicide bomb attack on Friday in Iraq.

Visitation for Captain Medders slated for Wednesday 5-8PM at Avon Lake High School and on Thursday 3-5PM and 6-9PM.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 10AM at St. Joseph Church in Avon Lake. Medders will be buried with full military honors at St. Joseph Cemetery.