Last Updated on September 16, 2021 by Cass County Online
Funeral arrangements and transport details have been finalized for Cpl. Humberto “Bert” Sanchez. Sanchez was killed on August 26, 2021, while serving on active duty in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The following information was provided by Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport, Grissom Air Reserve Base and the Indiana State Police:
SUNDAY, SEPT. 12: Procession for Fallen Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez
The body of Marine Corporal Humberto A. “Bert” Sanchez will arrive at Grissom Air Reserve Base at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday Sept. 12, 2021.
Marines from Communication Company, Detachment 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 45 at Grissom will perform the dignified transfer from the arriving aircraft to the awaiting hearse for transport to a Logansport, Indiana funeral home.
The dignified transfer is not a ceremony; rather, it is a solemn movement of the casket by a carry team composed of military personnel from the fallen member’s respective service.
A dignified transfer is conducted for every U.S. military member who dies in the theater of operation while in the service of their country. A senior ranking officer of the fallen member’s service presides over each dignified transfer.
Grissom will enter quiet hours during the timeframe of the dignified transfer, 9 a.m.-noon, and the base also will be restricted Sunday from off base visitors, retirees, dependents and delivery vehicles to accommodate the privacy of the Sanchez family.
Photography on base is limited to public affairs staff only.
A procession to Logansport is expected to depart the airbase between 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Those wanting to take video or photos of the procession off base may do so.
If you would like to show your support for Cpl. Sanchez and line his route home on Sunday, Sept. 12, the path of the route back to Logansport is as follows:
- Leaving Grissom Air Reserve Base heading West on State Road 218 towards US 35 (Walton)
- North or right on US 35 to East Main Street., (Logansport)
- Right on East Main Street
- Continuing west on East Main Street to Burlington Avenue
- Turning north or right on Burlington, (Burlington turns into 3rd Street)
- Continuing north to East Market Street
- Turning east or right on East Market, continue east on Market Street to 18th Street
- Turning north or left on 18th Street, staying on 18th Street for two blocks
- Turning west or left onto Broadway for 1 ½ blocks and arriving at Gundrum Funeral Home on 1603 East Broadway
There will be a garrison flag positioned at Market and 8th Streets in Logansport. The procession will stop there for approximately 30 seconds.
A large flag is also expected to be placed at SR 218 and US 35 in Walton.
The Indiana State Police say those wishing to honor Corporal Sanchez’s ultimate sacrifice to our country are encouraged to line the procession route. Suggested viewing areas are Foreman near Grissom Air Reserve Base, along State Road 218 and U.S. 35 in Walton, and along the entire route in Logansport.
There will be no ceremony upon Cpl. Sanchez’s arrival at the Funeral Home. The funeral home asks that you please allow the family the privacy they deserve at that time and not congregate around the funeral home.
Google link of the procession route:
MONDAY, SEPT. 13:
Public visitation for Cpl. Humberto Sanchez will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021, at LifeGate Church, 831 Burlington Ave, Logansport, IN 46947.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 14:
A public funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at LifeGate Church in Logansport. Burial with full Military Graveside Rites will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
A livestream will be available at https://livestream.com/waltonwebcasting/events/9836952 and on Cpl. Sanchez’s tribute page on www.gundrumcares.com.
The details of the procession route to the cemetery on the day of the funeral is as follows:
- Leaving LifeGate Church and turning North onto Burlington Ave.
- Proceeding on Burlington Ave to the intersection of 3rd and Market Street
- Turning East onto Market Street to 6th Street
- Turning North onto 6th Street and proceeding to Hanna Street
- Turning right on Hanna Street and then left onto Pleasant Hill and into Mt. Hope Cemetery.
There will be a garrison flag positioned at Burlington and Cliff Drive. The procession will stop there for approximately 30 seconds.
Those wishing to honor Corporal Sanchez’s ultimate sacrifice to our country are encouraged to line the procession route.
Link to procession route:
Per the family’s request, all media are asked to respect the privacy of the family and remain off the premises during visitation hours, funeral services, and graveside services.
Any updates to these existing plans will be communicated through Gundrum Funeral Home’s Facebook Page. (Gundrum Funeral Home and Crematory).
*This information was originally posted on Sept. 6, 2021.