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"I want to make sure my cousin's legacy doesn't end"; Cousin of Cpl Humberto Sanchez speaks out about the Logansport hometown hero

The Logansport community continues to honor Corporal Humberto Sanchez, the 22-year-old Logansport Marine who was killed with 12 other American soldiers in late August, after an attack at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. On Sunday, September 12 his body will be returned to his hometown. 


Since his death on August 26,  the community has shown its support for the hometown hero and his family with memorial tributes and signs in yards and businesses across Cass County.


Ruben Roque, a close cousin of Cpl Sanchez says the outpouring from the small community they grew up in has meant a lot for the family.



Cpl. Sanchez is scheduled to arrive at Grissom Air Reserve Base at 10:30 AM, Sunday, September 12. The family is requesting privacy at Grissom and wants those participating in the procession to join outside of the base. Those wanting to show their support for Cpl Sanchez and line his route home can follow after he leaves the Grissom Air Reserve Base between 10:45 am and 11:15 am. The route will be as follows:

Leaving Grissom Air Reserve Base heading West on State Road 218 towards US 35 (Walton)

Turning north on US 35 and proceeding to Logansport.

Exiting onto Main Street from US 35 and continuing towards Burlington Ave.

Turning North onto Burlington Ave and proceeding to the intersection of 3rd and Market St.

Turning East onto Market Street and proceeding to 18th Street.

Turning North on 18th Street and proceeding to Broadway

Turning West on Broadway and arriving at Gundrum Funeral Home.


There will be no ceremony upon Cpl. Sanchez’s arrival at the funeral home, and the family is looking for privacy. They requested that those coming from the procession not congregate around the funeral home.


Visitation for Cpl. Humberto Sanchez will be held from 1:00 - 7:00pm on Monday, at LifeGate Church, 831 Burlington Ave, Logansport, IN 46947.


A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, at LifeGate Church in Logansport. Burial with full military graveside rites will follow at Mt Hope Cemetery, Logansport.


Roque said his cousin was proud to serve his country and died doing what he loved. 



His legacy is already being honored with a scholarship fund started by Roque and Logansport businessman Dave Price early last week. The family requests any memorial contribution go to the Cpl Humberto Sanchez Memorial Scholarship Fund, through the Cass County Community Foundation Inc PO Box 441, Logansport, IN 46947.