Funeral Set for Fallen Region 8 Marine

February 1, 2005-- Posted at 11:04 p.m. CST

JONESBORO-- A Region 8 Marine killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq will be laid to rest this week.

Lance Corporal Brian Hopper, 21, was one of dozens of marines killed in last week's crash. Hopper is from Wynne. He had been wounded twice before. His family had expected him to leave Iraq this week, and return to the U.S.

His brother Patrick, who is also a marine serving in Iraq, accompanied Brian Hopper's body home Tuesday.

Brian Hopper's visitation is set for Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne.

The funeral is planned for Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Wynne Baptist Church.