Scarlett Marie Rogenkamp, the Oceanside woman killed Sunday by terrorists during the hijacking of an EgyptAir airliner, will be awarded a Purple Heart during funeral services in Oceanside on Saturday, her mother said.
Hetty Peterson said dignitaries from Malta and Great Britain would attend the funeral, along with a representative from the White House.
Rogenkamp, 38, was shot and dumped from the Boeing 737 airliner in Malta before Egyptian commandos stormed the plane and ended the hijacking. Sixty people were killed in the assault on the plane at Luqa International Airport at Malta Sunday night.
A Mass for Rogenkamp will be said at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church in Oceanside. Burial will follow at Eternal Hills Memorial Park in Oceanside.
Rogenkamp was a civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force in Athens. The Purple Heart decoration is traditionally given to members of the Armed Forces wounded in action against an enemy.