When Larry “The Flagman” Eckhardt heard that a young man from Pacific had been killed in Afghanistan he said he wanted to bring 2,100 flags to line the route when the remains were returned to Pacific.
Army Spc. Jeffrey White Jr. was killed April 3 when an IED exploded near his vehicle in Afghanistan. The son of Paula and Jeffrey White Sr. of Catawissa, White’s remains were to be returned to Pacific April 14 in a motorcade escorted by city, county and state police officers and members of a motorcycle group.
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