Updated: Feb 26
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - Funeral arrangements have been announced for a local soldier who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this week.
Lance Cpl. Adam Peak will arrive at Lunken Airport at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 27. His arrival is open to the public.
A visitation is planned for Sunday at Thomas More College in the Student Center from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Peak's funeral will be held at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. on Monday.
The ceremony at the cemetery will be held for family and close friends.
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - A Marine from Florence has died in Afghanistan.
Lance Cpl. Adam Peak, 25, was a 2006 graduate of Thomas More College and a 2002 graduate of Boone County High School.
He was killed by an improvised explosive device over the weekend when he was walking along the perimeter of his base during a sandstorm and stepped on a roadside bomb. His family was notified on Sunday.
"When she (Peak's mother) spotted them, she didn't want to answer the door," said Adam's aunt, Dixie Aemi. "'Cause she knew, but the problem is having two sons there. She didn't know which one."
Adam's brother, Sean Peak, is in the same unit. They are members of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, N.C.
"Their personalities were night and day, but they always had each others backs and were there together," said Robyn Peak, Adam's sister-in-law.
Both men served together in Iraq in 2008, and in October of 2009, both left for Afghanistan.
The two were stationed at different camps, but were expected home later this year.
Friends and family posted a memorial page on Facebook, calling him, "A son, brother, friend, grandson, cousin, MARINE...An amazing friend til the end. You may be gone BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.. RIP Adam D. Peak."
"I think that I lived in denial," said Aemi. "Me and my sister have talked about that we just thought it happens to other people it wont happen to us, and knowing that it can happen to you, I just don't want anyone else to go through this."
Sean will be escorting his brother's remains back home in a matter of days.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will order that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Lance Cpl. Peak's interment, for which arrangements are still pending.