Wellston Residents are buy finalizing plans to remember 39 year old Steve Byus.
A father, a son, a brother who was killed in an a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan.
“It was his third tour,” shared David Dailey with the American Legion.
Third tour in Afghanistan but this time he was working as a civilian.
Michael Jones, a public information officer with the Defense Logistics Agency says Byus had been working in Afghanistan as a supply specialist when Tuesdays attack occurred.
“His job over there was to really help the (people of Afghanistan) to learn how to supply their troops just like we do here.”
Byus was one of the many members of the armed forces who serve in uniform and also take on separate civilian jobs.
Although he was working as a civilian plans are still underway to honor his dedication to fighting for freedom.
Byus’ body is now in Dover and according to Wellston Mayor Connie Pelletier it could take a week before it returns to his home town.
Currently plans are being finalized to have Wellston residents line the street from the McWilliams Funeral Home to State Route 32 to honor Byus’ life.
Wednesday the mayor made a proclamation for the city to reserve the fourth week in September as a memorial week with activities to honor Byus and his family.