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Lt. Collins to arrive noon Thursday; procession route here

A military plane carrying fallen soldier Lt. Robert Collins of Tyrone is scheduled to touch down at Falcon Field Airport in Peachtree City noon Thursday, The Citizen has learned.

Following the landing there is expected to be a brief honor guard ceremony before the procession begins. Citizens are encouraged to line the procession route and wave flags to honor Lt. Collins, who was killed April 7 in an explosion in northern Iraq.

The procession route is as follows:

• North on Ga. Highway 74 North (the exact location entering Hwy. 74 is to be determined) through Peachtree City

• Left on Crabapple Lane;

• Right on Senoia Road through downtown Tyrone;

• North on Hwy. 74;

• Right on Jenkins Road;

• Left on Ellison Road;

• Left on Sandy Creek Road;

• North on Hwy. 74 to Parrott Funeral Home.

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