BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A fallen local hero will make his way home Wednesday.
The remains of Tech Sgt. Mark Smith will be flown to LAX from Japan. He will be met the the LA Airport Honor Guard and escorted to Lebec by the LA chapter of the Freedom Patriot Motorcycle Club.
Smith will then be in the care of the Kern County Chapter who will transport him to Basham Funeral Home.
The airman died earlier this month during a routine training mission.