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Remains of fallen Hazel Crest soldier are returned home; Procession passes high school of Spc. Henry Mayfield Jr.

Jan 16, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

The remains of fallen Army Spc. Henry "Mitch" Mayfield Jr. came back to his hometown of Hazel Crest on Wednesday in a procession that also went by the high school he attended.

Mayfield, 23, died in a Jan. 5 attack at an airfield in Kenya and was brought back to the Chicago area by military transport before being carried in a procession that swung past Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills before arriving at Hazel Crest Village Hall.

Students at the school, from which Mayfield g...