Public invited to gather at Forest Grove's large ceremonial flag to offer condolences
The route for a public funeral procession honoring Ryley Gallinger-Long, the 19-year-old U.S. Navy Corpsman from Cornelius killed in action in Afghanistan Aug. 11, has been announced, with the public invited to gather at Forest Grove's large ceremonial flag to honor the fallen sailor.
Gallinger-Long's body will arrive at the Hillsboro Airport at 3:30 p.m. today and be brought to Forest Grove via a procession of family cars, joined by police, fire and military vehicles.
The procession will begin at the Hillsboro Airport, then travel west on Cornell Road to Main Street; travel west on Main Street through downtown Hillsboro to Tualatin Valley Highway, then travel through Cornelius and Forest Grove on TV Highway, ending at Fuiten Rose Memorial Chapel, located at the intersection of Cedar Street and Pacific Avenue (TV Highway splits into a two-way couplet in Cornelius comprising Adair and Baseline streets, and in Forest Grove comprising Pacific and 19th Avenues).
The public is invited to gather at Forest Grove's large ceremonial flag, located at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Laurel Street.
There is no public parking at the site of the flag, but street parking is available nearby within walking distance of the flag, to the north and south of the TV Highway couplet.
Gallinger-Long was a cadet with Forest Grove Fire and Rescue before joining the Navy. He graduated from Forest Grove High School in 2010. His twin brother Wyatt, who is also serving in the U.S. Navy, will ride with Forest Grove Fire and Rescue personnel on a ladder truck during the procession.