Honor Escort Planned for Fallen Soldier

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Sgt. Louis R. Torres, of Oberlin.

OBERLIN, Ohio — A military honor escort and public viewing have been planned for an Oberlin soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Sgt. Louis R. Torres, 23, died on August 22 from wounds he received 16 days earlier, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said Sgt. Torres was critically injured when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Kandahar.

Wednesday, a motorcade will escort Sgt. Torres and his family from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport — Atlantic Air Parking Lot — to Cowley Funeral Home in Oberlin.

Law enforcement agencies and motorcycles able to participate in the procession should gather in the parking area next to Atlantic Air at 3 p.m.

Procession Route: SR 237 to I-480 West to OH 511 West to SR 58 South (approximately 26 miles). Click HERE for a map of the route.

A private service will be held for family, friends and military members before a public viewing on Thursday, August 30, from 2-7 p.m. at Cowling Funeral Home — 228 South Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074.

The Torres Family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.