Fallen soldier Dustin Wright receives hero's welcome in Toombs County, Georgia
VIDALIA, Ga — Law enforcement brought the body of Army Green Beret Staff Sargeant. Dustin Wright home to Toombs County, Georgia on Saturday.
Wright was serving in Niger, Africa and died on October 4 at the age 29 from wounds sustained during combat operations.
People from all over the state of Georgia came to Tombs County to show their respect for Wright, a native of Lyons.
"Many of us are not brave enough to do it," said Local Pastor Vincent Drummer.
Bryan Archquette drove all the way from Atlanta to show his support. "The sacrifice that they had to make to defend our country is phenomenal," he said. "Sgt. Wright sacrificed his life. Words can't make the feeling come out."
A funeral procession took place on Saturday afternoon through Forsyth, Macon and other parts of Middle Georgia.
Firefighters and deputies in Bibb County paid tribute to the fallen soldier as his body was carried through the state.
Various biker groups joined the caravan to escort Wright's body all the way from Atlanta's Hart's Field Jackson Airport home to Lyons. The funeral service is scheduled to take place on Sunday.
Wright was among four Green Berets killed in an ambush earlier this month near Niger's border with Mali.
Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, of Puyallup, Washington, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 39, of Springsboro, Ohio and Army Sgt. La David Johnson, 25, of Miami Gardens, Florida also lost their lives.