Friday, March 9, 2012
Massive outpouring of well-wishers watch solemn procession for Cpl. Conner Lowry.
Conner Lowry left the South Side a man, but returned home a hero who gave his life to something bigger than himself. Hundreds of well-wishers, high school students and schoolchildren lined the streets of Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Mt. Greenwood, to watch the fallen Marine’s homecoming to the Beverly neighborhood that he loved and where he had grown up as a boy. Watch the video of CPL. LOWRY's motorcade. Lowry, 24, died during combat operations in Afghanistan on March 1, just four months shy of returning home to Chicago. Lowry’s body arrived early Friday morning at Midway Airport, where a motorcade bearing his casket made the sad trek down Cicero Avenue, escorted by a motorcycle contingent from the Illinois Patriot Guard. The motorcade …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The motorcade will stop in front of Brother Rice High School where taps will be played for alumnus Marine Cpl Conner Lowry during Friday's procession.
The motorcade route for a fallen local marine killed in Afghanistan last week has been finalized for Friday, March 9. Hundreds of schoolchildren and community members are expected to line the streets to pay their respects to Cpl. Conner Lowry, 24, a Humvee gunner who died in Afghanistan on March 1. Lowry was a 2006 graduate of Brother Rice High School and resided in Beverly. His death is still being investigated. His body is expected to arrive at Midway Airport around 8 a.m. Friday, where he will be met by family members and a funeral honors team from the 2nd Battalion 24th Marine Regiment Reservists stationed at Foster and Kedzie Avenue in Chicago. After a short, private military service for his family, Lowry will be transferred to the …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The body of Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry who was killed in Afghanistan last week is due home this Friday. Those wishing to pay their respects are invited to line the procession route.
Funeral arrangements and a solemn procession are planned for a young Marine killed in Afghanistan last week. Cpl. Conner Lowry, 24, was serving as a Humvee gunner when he died on March 2. Lowry was conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Community members are encouraged to line the procession route and pay their respects when the fallen marine passes through Oak Lawn this Friday. Lowry’s body is due to arrive at 8 a.m. Friday, March 9, at Midway Airport. A procession will follow from Midway Airport south on Cicero Avenue to 103rd Street, east on 103rd Street to Pulaski Road, then north past Brother Rice High School, east on 99th Street, past Mother McAuley High School. …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry, 24, of Beverly, died in Afghanistan on Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Chicago Tribune reported that a Beverly Marine was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday. Cpl. Conner Lowry, 24, was a gunner riding on a Humvee when he was killed, according to his family. Lowry attended St. John Fisher School and was an alumnus of Brother Rice High School. A family friend, sixth-grade teacher Christine McElroy at Christ the King School, and her students were preparing to send Lowry a care package for St. Patrick's Day, according to the Southtown-Star. The Marine corporal was attending the University of Iowa when he enlisted in the military. His family said he had been in Afghanistan since October.