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FT WAYNE, Ind.–You likely know the story by now of Marine Capt. Matt Tomkeiwicz, 27, of Ft. Wayne. He was one of four Marines killed last month during a training exercise on the Arctic Circle. He’ll be remembered in a 1 p.m. service Sunday at Parkview Field in Ft. Wayne.

That service is for friends and family only.

Many Hoosiers have expressed a desire to be there to show support. But, Misty Frost, executive director of the One Warrior Foundation in Ft. Wayne, tells WANE 15 TV, that the family is asking for privacy.

LINK: WANE 15 article, with procession route info

“We understand the public’s desire to show support, especially when you have the veteran community that they want to be able to show support on an even, maybe, deeper level than what some of the community members understand because of the fact that they have that commonality of service,” she said.

“We see that and we respect that, especially the family sees that and respects that. But it’s a balance right now between allowing the public to grieve and allowing the family to mourn.”

But, you are being asked to show your support by lining up along the two procession route.

The processions will be both Saturday at 1, when his body arrives at the 112nd Fighter Wing, and Sunday before the service.

You are asked to bring flags to show support and appreciation.