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Police motorcade, flags to escort fallen Pinckneyville soldier

Sgt. Holli R. Bolinski, a soldier killed in a car crash in Kuwait earlier this month, will have her remains return to her hometown of Pinckneyville today, March 16, following an observance at the Scott Air Force Base.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced that a motorcade will escort the 37-year-old’s remains back to Pinckneyville from the base around 2:20 p.m. The observance at the Air Force Base is scheduled for 2 p.m.

According to volunteers, flags will be flown on the overpasses at Okawville and Nashville and that the Nashville American Legion Post 110 will post flags along the route through Nashville, and present flags at Interstate 64 and Illinois 127. Any and all volunteers who wish to participate are welcome, the department said. The sheriff’s office said he will meet volunteers at the KC Hall on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Larry “The Flag Man” Eckhardt, who posts flags for fallen soldiers and soldiers who are coming home, is asking for volunteers to help post flags in the Pinckneyville area.

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