COSHOCTON The military has confirmed the body of U.S. Navy Builder Chief Petty Officer Raymond Border, who was killed Oct. 19 in Afghanistan, arrived in Coshocton County around 10:30 a.m. last Tuesday (Nov. 1), said Matt Miller, with Miller Funeral Home of Coshocton.

An honor motorcade with the hearse and a vehicle carrying the family proceeded along U.S. 36 from the Richard Downing Airport, turning right on south Second Street, then left on Main Street and proceeded to the funeral home at 639 Main Street.

His funeral took place Thursday, Nov. 3 at the funeral home.

Border, 31, of West Lafayette, was killed by an improvised explosive device while assessing a route in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. A Navy Seabee, he was assigned to a provincial reconstruction team.

His home unit was Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 74 in Gulfport, Miss., where he has been stationed for the past 12 years.

Border is the son of Craig and Julie Border of West Lafayette.

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