U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeremie Border died in combat in Afghanistan last Saturday.
Hundreds were at the airport when his remains were returned to North Texas today followed by a motorcade..
The Mesquite High School and McMurry university football standout is called a hero by the people who knew him growing up.
Border was buried during a private ceremony Saturday.
For those who want to pay their respects -- visitation is scheduled is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas.
A funeral service will be held on Monday at the Family Cathedral of Praise in Mesquite at 10 a.m.