This state has no shortage of real heroes, the brave men and women who proudly serve and protect our nation.  Another one of those heroes has returned home to be laid to rest, as Navy SEAL and Gaines Township native David Warsen's body arrived back home.

West Michigan did the whole state proud, as they gathered by the thousands to pay respect to a fallen hero, Navy SEAL David Warsen.  His family lead a procession from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to the funeral home where his loved ones will say their final goodbyes.

State Police on motorcycles lead the procession, followed by the Warsen family and 150 Patriot Guard Riders.  Thousand of Michiganders lined the route to show support for the Wasens and to pay a final respect to David.

Warsen was 27-years-old and planning to get married when her returned home. He passed on August 16th along with 10 others, including 6 United States servicemen in a Black Hawk helicopter accident.

There is a Facebook group set up as a Memorial to David Warsen where you can find out more info, donate to The Navy SEAL Foundation or you can always find out how you can help our troops and their families at

Source: MLive