Brandon area residents are invited to come out to support a fallen hero.

Marine Lance Corporal Nathaniel J. A. Schultz was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Community support is requested in the Brandon/Riverview area Friday, August 27 at approximately 2 p.m.  Residents are asked to bring their flags, stand along Bloomingdale Ave. and show support as the fallen hero escort makes its way to Serenity Meadows on Providence Rd. in Riverview. 

The motorcade is expected to leave MacDill Air Force Base around 12 Noon and should be in the Brandon area around 2 p.m.

Visitation for Schultz will take place Friday evening at Serenity Meadows beginning at 5p.m. and the funeral service is Saturday 11 a.m. at Bell Shoals Baptist Church.  The burial is to be at Sarasota National Cemetery.

Contact Serenity Meadows at 677-9494.

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Assignment Editor Kate Quesada started working at the Osprey Observer in 2004 after graduating from the University of South Florida with a masters degree in Mass Communications. Since then, she has held various positions at the paper and has been working as the assignment editor since January 2020. She lives in Lithia with her husband Mike and sons Dylan and Max and stays active in the community on school PTA boards and volunteering with local organizations.