The body of Specialist Nicholas Taylor arrived Sunday afternoon at the 122nd Air National Guard base in Fort Wayne.
Thousands of motorcycles joined a police escort on a 30-mile route to the funeral home.
Taylor's funeral will be held Tuesday. Taylor, and Specialist Sergio Eduardo Perez Jr., of Crown Point, died in a July 16th attack in Kandahar Province. They were members of a bomb-clearing unit from the Valparaiso-based 713th Engineer Company.