Second fallen soldier with Tampa ties to be honored Wednesday

The public is invited to join honor escorts

TAMPA - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol and Hernando County Sheriff's Office will provide an honor escort Wednesday from MacDill AFB to Brooksville, the home town of Army SPC Clarence Williams III, who was killed in Afghanistan on July 8. The public is invited to line the escort route in a show of respect for Williams and his family.

SPC Clarence Williams III will arrive at MacDill Air Force Base at 9 AM. Following a ceremony on the tarmac, the escort  will depart MacDill at approximately 9:30 AM. The route from MacDill is as follows:

  • Exit MacDill AFB Bayshore Gate
  • N on Bayshore Boulevard
  • E on Platt Street
  • North on Florida Avenue
  • E on Jackson Street
  • N on Jefferson Street
  • I-275 to I-75 to Hernando County
  • End at Carnegie Funeral Home in Chiefland

Williams and Army SSGT Ricardo Seija were among six soldiers who died when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Wardak Province. Seija's body returned home Tuesday, and a similar law enforcement escort was conducted.

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