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Rep. C.W. Bill Young's body returns home

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Military plane carrying the body of Rep. C.W. Young lands in Pinellas County on Monday Military plane carrying the body of Rep. C.W. Young lands in Pinellas County on Monday
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -

A giant C-17 military transport plane touched down shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, carrying the body of Rep. C.W. Bill Young.

The plane landed at the west end of the St. Petersburg International Airport, in front of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station. It was met by hundreds of Coast Guard members suited in their blue uniforms, along with a large contingent of military personnel.

RELATED STORY 10/18/2013: Florida U.S. Rep. Bill Young dies at 82
 
Family members could be seen approaching the flag-draped casket as pallbearers escorted it off the plane through a rear ramp.
 
Some drivers along Ulmerton Road stopped their afternoon commute to witness the event.

A private memorial service will be held on Wednesday at the Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park. A public funeral is scheduled for Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks at 12685 Ulmerton Road in Largo. The service begins at 1:00 p.m.

RELATED STORY 10/20/2013: Services planned for Congressman C.W. Bill Young
 
Rep. Bill Young died last Friday at a military hospital in Maryland from complications after surgery. He was the longest-serving member of Congress from either party. He was 82-years-old.
 
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