The body of a Summerville man killed Thursday in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan will be brought home Tuesday.
Matthew E. Fineran, 42, was one of three Americans fatally wounded Thursday in a shooting at Kabul airport. Also killed in the shooting Walter D. Fisher, of North Myrtle Beach, and Jason D. Landphair, of Fayetteville, N.C. Their bodies arrived back on U.S. soil at about 8 p.m. Sunday at Dover Air Force Base.
Dorchester County Coroner Christopher D. Nisbet said Monday night that he traveled over the weekend with Fineran’s wife and daughter to Dover Air Force Base to be a part of the “Dignified Transfer” from the military plane to the transport vehicle, which then took all three men to the U.S. Armed Forces Medical Examiners Office.
He said Fineran’s personal affects were released Monday to the family and arrangements were made to ship his body to Charleston International Airport. Nisbet and Fineran’s family are also expected to arrive back in the Lowcountry about 4 p.m., when Nisbet will transport Fineran’s body to James A. Dyal Funeral Home in Summerville.
Funeral services have not yet been set.
Fineran, Fisher and Landphair were working in Afghanistan as government contractors. Bradley A. James, of Atlanta, was wounded in the shooting. The attacker, who was reportedly dressed in an Afghan uniform, was killed at the scene.
Fineran previously worked as a K-9 handler with the Summerville Police Department from 2000 to 2004, Capt. Jon Rogers said.
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