Army Spec. Isaac Lee "Chip" Johnson, 24, came home Thursday morning in a flag-draped casket.
It was not the reunion his cousin, Charles Jackson, imagined.
“It is the first time I have cried in years,” said Jackson, a U.S. Marine staff sergeant.
Johnson was killed July 6 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Konduz, Afghanistan. He was one of four soldiers killed in the attack.
Johnson’s body was flown into the Columbus Metropolitian Airport on Kalita Charter plane. It landed about 9:40 a.m.
The body was met by family, friends, local law enforcement and more than 30 soldiers.