Hundreds turned out for to say good bye to Cpl. Joey Logan Wednesday afternoon at the North Montgomery County Community Center in Willis. Once again the streets were lined procession route with flags as many stood silent, some saluting others hands on their hearts as the hearse passes by them.
Navy Chaplin Charles Rowley who is assigned to the Marines conducted the memorial service. Rowley, who is based at Dover Air Force base where all the fallen hero’s pass through. He met the Logan family last week along with five other families also awaiting the arrival of their loved one. All six were killed when their helicopter went down in Afghanistan just a little over two months before their deployment was to end.
Rowley who said after the service he was to return to Dover on Thursday missing another Marine due in but on time for another after. Rowley said he has talked with hundreds of families on Fallen Hero’s in the past several years.
In addition to Rowley one of Joey’s best friends also a Marine who Joey had planned on being best man at his wedding when he returned in April spoke of their friendship and how they met and became friends.
Joseph’s childhood friend Jackson Mosley had lost contact with Joey when the family moved from Cypress to Willis many years ago. Jackson learned of Joey’s death when his father called him after seeing a newscast.
Jackson said Joey is the one responsible for pulling him out of his shell. “Joey was kind of a rebel,” he said. His most memorable event was when they were ten years old at school. Joey told Jackson two planes had just hit the Twin Towers in New York. Not even sure what the Twin Tower’s were he shortly learned through an announcement at the school of the 9-11 event that changed the country. Jackson feels this event had a lot to do with Joey joining the Marines.
BELOW IS A 53 MINUTE VIDEO OF YESTERDAY’S SERVICE ALONG WITH THE EVENTS LEADING UP THROUGH THE SERVICE.