Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-340

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 11, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Cristal Bermudez Nunez : cbermude@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8118

    Honor Escort For Fallen Hero Army 1st Lt. Ivan D. Lechowich

    Stand along the escort route and show the Lechowich family your support.
    • Thursday
    • October 13, 2011
    • Time: 9:45 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Details:

    On Thursday, October 13th the public will have an opportunity to pay its respects to Army 1st Lt. Ivan D. Lechowich and his family. Fallen Hero Ivan D. Lechowich will be escorted from MacDill Air Force Base to Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Riverview on Thursday, October 13, 2011. His remains will arrive at 9:05 a.m. and the escort will begin at around 9:45-10:00 a.m. The escort route will afford the public the chance to pay its respects to 1st Lt. Lechowich, who died on September 28, 2011 from injuries sustained in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    He has been awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Badge. He also earned the Sapper Tab, which is the equivalent of the Ranger Tab.

    Fallen Hero Escort Route:

    - Leave MacDill AFB Bayshore Gate
    - North on Bayshore Boulevard
    - North on S. Magnolia Avenue
    - East on Platt Street
    - North on Plant Street
    - East on Kennedy Boulevard
    - South on Ashley Street
    - East on Jackson Street
    - North on N. Jefferson Street
    - East on Twiggs Street
    - North on Channelside Drive
    - East on S.R. 60
    - South on Kings Avenue
    - West on Lumsden Road
    - South on Providence Road
    - Arrive at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park 
                      6919 Providence Road
                      Riverview, FL
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