Funeral plans made for Marine killed in action

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. – Funeral plans have been made for the fallen Marine Lance Corporal Anthony Denier, killed in action in Afghanistan.

Denier died over the weekend while on foot patrol.

According to Mechanicville Police, Denier's casket will arrive at Albany International Monday at 11 a.m.

A police motorcade will take the body to the American Legion Lieutenant Fred Clark Post 91 on Main Street.

Funeral services will be at the post Tuesday at 11 a.m., afterward, Denier will be laid to rest at the Gerald Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Veterans at the American Legion say while they are deeply saddened by the loss of Lance Corporal Anthony Denier, they are also proud of his service.

Joe Compo of Mechanicville served in the Marine Corps for 21 years and was brought to tears talking about Denier.

As hundreds are expected to line the motorcade route on Monday, Compo says he will be there too, in his full uniform.

The flag at the American Legion Post 91 on South Main St. Flies at half staff in memory of Denier, and inside the charter's drapes for fallen members hangs on the wall, now also in memory of the 26-year-old Mechanicville High School graduate.

Denier was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.

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