The body of Army Specialist Nicholas Burley who died in Afghanistan under enemy fire will be flown home to California today. Burley, 22, was raised in Red Bluff but his Uncle, Larry Gregonis says Nicholas’ grandparents and many other relatives are still living in Grass Valley.
His older brother Mike is flying home with Nicholas and will be leading the military procession, bringing his body from the airport in Lincoln to Hooper and Weaver cemetery today at 11 o’clock with a full military honor guard escort up highway 80 and across Highway 49 to Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.
The funeral at Hooper Weaver will be tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock with full military honors. Army specialist Nicholas Burley joined the Army 2 years ago after graduating from the Yuba County Fire Academy. He was deployed to Afghanistan 5 months ago.