JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - The body of a U.S. Marine who was murdered on base in California returned to his home in Wisconsin Friday night.
Marine PFC Ethan Andrew Barclay-Weberpal
Members of the military, law enforcement, and fire departments welcomed home the body of private first class Ethan Barclay-Weberpal at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. The Marine received full honors as he was loaded into an awaiting procession.
Among those showing their respect was Jim Unrun, of the Patriot Guard Riders.
"We do this to honor them. To show our support for the family," said Unrun. "We have to support the one percent of the population that protects the other 99, and it is truly our honor to do this."
Law enforcement from across Southern Wisconsin escorted the Marine from the airport to Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home in Janesville, where Barclay-Weberpal grew up.
Barclay-Weberpal was killed on January 16 at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. Authorities say he was stabbed by another Marine. The circumstances leading up to the stabbing are still under investigation.
Visitation for Barclay-Weberpal is on Sunday at the funeral home. He will be buried with full military honors on Monday.