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Slain marine comes home to a hero's welcome

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Corporal Wooley's body was returned to his North Mississippi family during a hero's ceremony Friday. Corporal Wooley's body was returned to his North Mississippi family during a hero's ceremony Friday.
Patriot Guard Freedom Riders said a prayer before riding in honor of the fallen marine. Patriot Guard Freedom Riders said a prayer before riding in honor of the fallen marine.
Along for the ride was a special guest... Corporal Wooley's mother, Lynda. Along for the ride was a special guest... Corporal Wooley's mother, Lynda.
CORINTH, MS -

(WMC-TV) - He was in the prime of his life with his whole future ahead of him. Corporal Jacob Wooley's life was tragically taken when he was shot to death by a fellow marine at a base in Quantico, Virginia.

Corporal Wooley's body was returned to his North Mississippi family during a hero's ceremony Friday.

Patriot Guard Freedom Riders from around the Mid-South traveled to Memphis for the arrival.

Corporal Wooley arrived at the Memphis International Airport just after noon.

He and a female marine were shot to death by a fellow officer who then took his own life.

"What happened to cause this, we don't know," said Patriot Guard Freedom Rider Johnny Rivera.

"But I know his family, they're very strong and they're just some wonderful folks and he's a hero too," added Patriot Guard Freedom Rider Bill Ricketts.

Along for the ride was a special guest... Corporal Wooley's mother, Lynda.

Family members say Jacob promised his mother they would ride motorcycles together one day. She rode without him in his honor.

Corporal Wooley's visitation will take place Sunday at 5 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth.

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