Edgar Whitcomb's memorial service to begin Thursday afternoon at Indiana Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb will be honored during Statehouse ceremonies following his death last week.

Whitcomb was a Republican who was governor from 1969 to 1973 and died Thursday at the age of 98.

Gov. Mike Pence’s office says the ceremonies for Whitcomb will begin Thursday afternoon, with an honor guard in the Statehouse rotunda where the public can sign condolence books.

A funeral cortege will travel Friday through downtown Indianapolis from the Indiana War Memorial to the Statehouse, where a public memorial service is to begin at noon. The service will conclude with a 19-round Howitzer cannon salute and military honors on the Statehouse lawn.

Whitcomb served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was held in a Japanese prisoner camp in the Philippines.

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