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|Services Announced for Army Spc. Christopher Talbert -- PROCESSION, FUNERAL, AND CONDOLENCE INFORMATION HERE
|FIRST REPORTED 11:30am, UPDATED 12:19pm 7/13/09 Funeral services are complete for a local soldier who lost his life last week in Afghanistan.
Local Family Readiness Group Coordinator Dave Greenlief says the body of 24-year old Army Specialist Christopher Talbert will be escorted Tuesday to Galesburg from the Quad City International Airport. The aircraft carrying Talbert is expected to arrive at the airport at 4:45 Tuesday afternoon. Greenlief says after a brief moment with the family, Talbert will be escorted to the Colonial Baptist Church at 1232 West Fremont Street - where he will receive a Heroes Welcome.
Greenlief says the procession will travel from the airport south on U-S Route 150, and once it gets close to Galesburg, it will travel through Talbert's hometowns of Knoxville, East Galesburg and Galesburg. Talbert attended Knoxville High School before graduating from Galesburg Christian School.
Anyone wanting to show support for the family are asked to gather either along the procession route or at the church no later than 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. Supporters are encouraged to bring a United States Flag or a sign.
Greenlief says a public visitation for Talbert is set for Thursday from 4 to 8 p-m at Bethel Baptist Church on North Academy Street in Galesburg. The funeral will be held at the church Friday at 11 a-m. He will be buried in Knoxville Cemetery.
The Department of Defense says Talbert died last Tuesday (July 7th) in Shindad, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near a vehicle he was in.
Talbert was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment. He enlisted in and served with Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery of Milan.
THE FULL ROUTE SPC. TALBERT'S MOTORCADE WILL TAKE:
Source: Dave Greenlief
US 150 South to US 34 East (Galesburg)
US 34 East to IS 74 East
IS 74 East to Exit 54/US Route 150 West
US 150 West into Knoxville (150 West is also Main Street in Knoxville)
Knoxville Main Street to Henderson Road
Turn Right/North on Henderson Road
Henderson Road Becomes State Street in East Galesburg
State Street in East Galesburg, to West Main Street in East Galesburg
Turn Left/West on West Main Street and continue on into Galesburg(E. Galesburg West Main becomes Galesburg's East Main Street)
Continue on Main Street in Galesburg to North Henderson Street
Turn Right/North on Henderson Street
Henderson Street to Fremont Turn Left/West
Fremont Street to Hawkinson, Turn Left/South
Hawkinson Street, approx 1 block to Court Street
Court Street to the rear of the Colonial Baptist Church/END
SEND CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY:
Condolence cards can be sent to the following address:
Terry and Amanda Talbert
P.O. Box 168
East Galesburg, IL 61430
Source: Illinois Army National Guard
Read Spc. Talbert's obituary from Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home by CLICKING HERE.
(Spc. Christopher Talbert. File Photo courtesy Illinois Army National Guard)
|07 13 09 by Newsroom
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