Bicknell Soldier is being Escorted back Home on Wednesday

Wednesday morning, January 31, a Bicknell, IN, soldier killed in a U.S. Army helicopter crash earlier this month is being escorted from Indianapolis Airport to Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home in Bicknell for visitation on Friday and his funeral on Saturday.

First Lieutenant Clayton R. Cullen, 25, of Bicknell, and Chief Warrant Officer 2, Kevin F. Burke, of California, were killed when their Apache helicopter crashed January 20 during training at Fort Irwin, CA. Both soldiers were assigned to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.

Cullen is a native of Bicknell and a 2011 graduate of North Knox High School in Bicknell.  Cullen joined the U.S. Army in 2015 after graduating from Indiana University ROTC program. He was stationed at Fort Carson, CO.

Cullen’s body is scheduled to arrive at the Indianapolis Airport at approximately 5:30 a.m. He will be escorted back to Bicknell by Indiana State Police, Bicknell Police and Patriot Guard Riders. The escort is scheduled to leave the airport at approximately 6:00 a.m. and will travel the following route:

  • West on I-70
  • South on U.S. 641
  • South on U.S. 41
  • East on S.R. 550
  • North on S.R. 67 to Main Street in Bicknell
  • South onto Main Street to 6th Street
  • Arrive at the funeral home.

Visitation is Friday, February 2, between 2-7 p.m. at North Knox High School.  The funeral is Saturday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. at the high school.  Cullen will be laid to rest at Bicknell Memorial Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Anyone interested in showing their support for Cullen and his family are is encouraged to line the escort route in a safe and legal manner. Parking along I-70 is prohibited.

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