Honoring A Hometown Hero

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) -- The body of Marine Sgt. Frank J.A. World arrived at the Niagara Falls Airbase Friday. World's casket was met by his wife, children, family, friends and veterans before being taken to Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda.

An honor guard will stand by World's casket during the wake set for this weekend. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Services will be at 10a.m. Monday at Amigone, followed by a ceremony at Forest Lawn.

Sgt. Frank World was killed when an improvised explosive device exploded in Afghanistan last week.

The serviceman leaves behind his wife Beth, 3 year old son Jacob, 3 month old daughter Lilly, mother Susan World-Missana, a sister Candy Rodriguez, and brother Larry.

Eyewitness News will respectfully cover the services following the wishes of the family.