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Funeral plans announced for Utah National Guard major

SALT LAKE CITY — The body of a Utah National Guard major who was killed in Afghanistan returns to Utah today, with his funeral scheduled for this weekend.

The plane carrying Brent Taylor’s body will land at Salt Lake’s Air National Guard Base at 3:00 p.m., and then be taken to Weber State’s Dee Events Center.

There, on Friday from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Maj. Taylor will lie in state for a public viewing.

His funeral will be there on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., before his burial at Ben Lomond Cemetery in North Ogden, where Taylor served as mayor.

An Afghani commando that Taylor was training killed him. He leaves behind a wife and seven children.