Military, mourners welcome Clidienst home
Mourners transported the body of Naval Aviation Machinist Mate Second Class Tyler Clidienst from a hearse into Holmes Memorial Chapel Friday evening following a military procession that accompanied him from the Indianapolis airport.
Clidienst, who graduated from Sullivan High School in 2006 and joined the Navy in August 2009, passed away on Feb. 2 in Norfolk, Virginia, where he was stationed.
Services will be at Westside Church of Christ at noon on Monday with the services led by his uncles, ministers Curt and Wes Bedwell.
Immediately following the service, another procession will begin, which will travel from the church north on U.S. 41 to Glendora Road, east on Glendora Road to Section Street, south on Section Street to Johnson Street and then west on Johnson Street to Center Ridge Cemetery.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb directed flags in Sullivan County to be flown at half-staff to honor Clidienst from sunrise to sunset on the day of his funeral, Monday.