By JEFFREY HASTINGS
HUDSON – Air Force Capt. Ryan Phaneuf, 30, of Hudson, was escorted by several Hudson police and fire units from the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home to St. Kathryn’s Church where visiting hours will be held Friday afternoon.
People throughout the town lined the streets holding flags, saluting, and displaying signs showing their respect for Capt. Phaneuf who died in the line of duty on Jan. 27th.
He was killed in a crash of a Bombardier E-11A electronic surveillance plane in Ghazni Province, in eastern Afghanistan.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 28 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in St. Kathryn’s Church, 4 Dracut Road in Hudson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 10 a.m. in St. Kathryn’s Church. Ryan will receive full military honors in a private burial at Arlington National Cemetery on March 9 surrounded by family and friends.