A local hero will be laid to rest this Friday in Oshtemo Township.

Master Sgt. Gregory Kuhse laid-down his life, Sunday October 12th in Afghanistan, when the helicopter, which he was riding in, crashed. He was among five military members who lost their lives in the accident. Master Sgt. Kuhse was a 1995 graduate of Comstock High School.

The hearse, carrying his body is scheduled to leave Duncan Aviation on Portage Road in Kalamazoo at 2pm., Friday afternoon and travel to Betzler Life Story Funeral Home on Stadium Drive.

The public is encouraged to line the route from Duncan Aviation to Betzler to honor this latest casualty to protect our freedom.