Indiana Soldier’s Body Still In Delaware, Awaiting Return

Early media reports of the return of Fields' body proved inaccurate.

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It could be another few days before Arronn Fields' body returns to Indiana.

The body of an Indiana soldier killed in Afghanistan is back in the United States, but it’s unclear when it will arrive in Indiana.

Specialist Arronn Fields from Terre Haute was killed May 21 in Afghanistan. Several media outlets reported that the body was returned to the Wabash Valley Friday, but the body is currently in at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Robert Moore is the owner and funeral director of Moore Funeral Home in Brazil, Indiana. He says the body has not yet arrived in Indiana, and the funeral services will be scheduled once the family knows when the body will arrive.

“It’s our experience that it takes several days once a soldier or marine or airman or sailor is brought into Dover from a combat area. It can take several days before the body’s released and sent back home,” Moore says.

The family is expecting word from the base’s mortuary within the next few days, and will travel to Delaware when the body is ready to travel home. Brazil mayor Brian Wyndham says the city’s involvement in the funeral has not been discussed yet.

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