Corporal Humberto Sanchez was laid to rest on Tuesday

NOW: Corporal Humberto Sanchez was laid to rest on Tuesday

LOGANSPORT, Ind. -- Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez, who died in a terror attack at the Kabul Airport in August, was laid to rest with full Military Graveside Rites in his hometown of Logansport on Tuesday.

American flags across Indiana have been flying at half-staff in honor of the 22-year-old who died while protecting Americans and allies that were evacuating Afghanistan.

The procession between the church and the cemetery made one stop on the route for 30 seconds of silence under a Garrison flag hanging over the center of Logansport.

Mike Pence spoke at the funeral and shared the connection he felt with the grieving family as a fellow Marine Corps parent.

"Karen and I understand the immense pride that you feel. But, we cannot comprehend the sense of loss of one so dear to your family and the nation,” said Mike Pence.

The family has a scholarship fund set up to honor the memory of Corporal Humberto Sanchez.

Donations are being accepting through the Cass County Community Foundation.

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