Indiana Marine killed in Afghanistan: Thousands honor Humberto Sanchez

Indiana Marine killed in Afghanistan: Thousands honor Humberto Sanchez

A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the surname of the Martin family. 

LOGANSPORT, Ind. — There’s not much the community, or the country, can say to the family of fallen Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez — except thank you.

“Everybody here owes that family a debt of gratitude,” said Becky Jackson, as she stood in downtown Logansport, awaiting a military procession to bring Sanchez home. “They made the ultimate sacrifice. They gave all. They gmave their son … You can’t put it into words what you feel. You just feel like you need to show the family that we honor their sacrifice.”

On Sunday afternoon, Hoosiers showed up — and they showed up in droves — to catch a glimpse of the fallen Marine’s procession and pay their respects. Sanchez died during an attack in the final days of “America’s longest war” in Afghanistan, along with 12 other U.S. service members. 


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