The body of an Army nurse killed by a sniper in Afghanistan is set to return to his western Pennsylvania hometown, where his grandmother is the mayor.

The body of Army reserve Capt. Joshua McClimans is scheduled to fly from Dover, Del. to Youngstown Air Reserve Field in Vienna, Ohio. From there, his casket will receive a police escort to Jamestown, where Esther McClimans is mayor. The town is about 75 miles northwest of Pittsburgh on the Ohio border.

McClimans was shot April 22 near Kabul, as he was on his way to work at an Army hospital. He would have turned 31 on May 12.

Visitation is scheduled Thursday, and his funeral will be at Jamestown Presbyterian Church on Friday.

McClimans graduated in 1998 from Jamestown High School, but recently lived near Akron, Ohio.

 

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