(Cincinnati, Oh.)--The body of a local Marine, shot in killed in southern California, has returned to Loveland, for his funeral.

Local Police, Firefighters and Veterans lined the processional route this weekend to pay their respects to 26-year-old Cpl. Steven Kohus, of Morrow, Ohio.

Cpl. Kohus, a 2006 graduate of Little Miami High School, was a motor transport mechanic in the first battalion, 7th Marine Regiment.

Cpl. Kohus, received several personal service awards during his military career, including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal.

Police in California say Cpl. Kohus, was shot and killed in the 7300 block of Saladin Avenue, at his base in Twentynine Palms, Calif., just after 9:20 p.m. Sunday March 2. Police say they have arrested and charged fellow Marine 22 year-old Brock Myers, for the shooting. Friends say Kohus, and Myers, were playing around when Myers accidently shot him.

Myers has plead not guilty to a murder charge. He will be in court at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday March 13.

A public visitation will be held Tuesday, for Cpl. Kohus, at Tufts-Schildmeyer Funeral Home, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

His funeral will be Wednesday at St. Columbian Catholic Church in Loveland.


The family is requesting that any memorial contributions be made to the Steven Kohus Memorial Scholarship Fund, through the First National Bank at 541 W. Pike Street in Morrow.