Seventy-seven years after his death, PFC Louis Wiesehan Jr. is finally coming home to Richmond, Indiana, and the City of Richmond and Wayne County are making plans to honor him and his service to our country in a big way. The entire community is encouraged to turn out and be a part of his return.
• Thursday, September 17 2020 – PFC Louis Wiesehan Jr. will arrive at the Indianapolis airport with a Marine escort at 4pm. His hearse will be escorted by a Wayne County Sheriff Deputy and the Patriot Guard Riders all the way from the airport. The procession will travel along U.S. 40 from Knightstown to Richmond. All communities along the route are encouraged to turn out with flags to honor him as he passes by. In Richmond residents can line the sidewalk on U.S. 40 W from SW 18th Street to Doan and Mills Funeral Home at SW 8th Street.
• Friday, September 18 2020
NOON: Join for a memorial ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in conjunction with the National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
4-6pm: Public visitation at Doan and Mills Funeral Home.
• Saturday, September 19 2020 – The funeral procession to the Goshen Cemetery will pass through downtown Richmond from the Main Street bridge to 9th Street. This will provide an opportunity for the community to line Main Street with flags to honor Junior as the final procession passes by.