Funeral procession for fallen Navy Officer Finan heads to Miramar

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SAN DIEGO -- The funeral procession for a Coronado-based Navy explosives technician killed in a bomb blast in northern Iraq went through San Diego to a cemetery in Miramar Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan (Courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan (Courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan, 34, of Anaheim, died Oct. 20 during an offensive to dislodge Islamic State forces from the city of Mosul. He left behind a wife and 7-year-old son.

After Finan's funeral at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, his body was driven to Miramar National Cemetery for a private burial service. Finan's family welcomed friends, sailors, veterans and other members of the public to line the route to show respect for his service and sacrifice, according to a Navy statement.

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"Chief Finan was extremely proud of his service to his country, he was deeply respected by his peers and teammates," said Capt. Dean Muriano, commander of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1.

The family set up an online fundraiser.

The procession left the church at 655 C Ave. around noon, turned left onto Sixth Street, toward Alameda Boulevard, turned right onto Fourth Street and headed to the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

The procession route will go northbound on state Route 163 to north 805, exiting at Nobel Drive, where the cemetery is located.

Map of funeral procession for fallen Navy officer Finan.

Map of funeral procession for fallen Navy officer Finan.

Finan's remains were returned to San Diego on Friday.