EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The family of Army Specialist Drew Watters welcomed him home later Saturday night, but the process to bring him home hasn’t been easy.
The body of 23-year-old SPC. Watters was scheduled to arrive at the Indianapolis International Airport around 7:58 p.m. Central. From there, state police escorted his remains to Evansville.
The first stop was at North High School’s football stadium parking lot for a brief meeting with friends before the escort arrived at Brownig Funeral Home shortly before 1:00 a.m.
SPC. Watters died on Sunday, November 4 during a training accident at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the state of Washington. He was hit and pinned by a large armored vehicle known as a striker.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 at Christian Fellowship Church on Millersburg Road. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.
14 News reporter, Joseph Payton will have more coverage on the story coming up on 14 News on Sunday.