On Monday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced the death of Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote of El Dorado.
Mote, 27, was killed Aug. 10 during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion out of Camp Pendleton, California, and served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Thursday this fallen hero is coming home, and his family could use your support.
A Hero's Welcome is scheduled at McClellan Air Force Base on Thursday, August 16 at 4:30 at Hanger 3.