Goodine, formerly from Luthersville, to be buried MondayFrom Staff Reports
The body of Brandon Goodine, a former Luthersville resident who died in Afghanistan, will be brought to Falcon Field in Peachtree City today.
Atlanta news reports Friday said that Goodine’s body would be coming to the Peachtree City airport this morning.
According to Fox 5, people who live along Highway 54 and Jonesboro Road are being asked to put out flags to line the route from Falcon Field to Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough this morning.
Goodine, 20, was killed in action on June 7.
He had lived in Luthersville before moving to McDonough and was an ROTC cadet at Henry County High School Class where he graduated in 2010.
He had also attended Greenville High School.
Goodine served with Bravo Troop, 73rd Cavalry of the 82nd Airborne stationed in Ft. Bragg, N.C.
His awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terror Service Medal, NATO Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Parachutist Badge.
Goodine’s funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough. Interment will be at Haisten/ Eastlawn Memorial Park in McDonough with full military honors.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough.
The soldier’s wife, Nicole Goodine, lives in Fayetteville, and his daughter, Katy Goodine, is a Sharpburg resident.
Other survivors include his mother, Mandy Watson of McDonough; his father, Dwayne Goodine of Hogansville; a brother and three sisters.
Goodine’s family has asked memorial contributions be made to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.