(KMOV) -- On Wednesday, the body of a fallen Marine was greeted with an honored farewell by friends and family in his hometown of Sullivan, Missouri.
The body of Staff Sergeant Mark Gorzik was escorted from Lambert International Airport to Sullivan by the Patriotic Guard.
Gorzik died last month at Camp Pendleton in California.
A graduate of Bourbon High School in 2002, Gorzik then went on to survive four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His funeral will be held Saturday.