Firefighters stand in rain to honor US service member from Tennessee killed in Kabul


Firefighters stood atop their truck in heavy rain, dozens of people lined up on overpasses from Knoxville, Tenn., to Fairfax County, Va., and many others joined in escorting a motorcade—all to honor fallen U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, one of 13 service members that were killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the Kabul airport last month. 

The Fairfax County Police Department led the motorcade Thursday along I-66 East to I-495 South in Virginia, carrying the body of the 23-year-old Knoxville native to the Arlington National Cemetery.

Before they departed, the police department said anyone wanting to show their respects "is asked to be present on the overpasses along the route."

Before they departed, the police department said anyone wanting to show their respects "is asked to be present on the overpasses along the route."

As the motorcade escorted the hearse on the interstate, firefighters, police officers, and community members lined up across every overpass along the route to show support. A helicopter also flew overhead. 

Credit by Fox News 

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