Flying with a Fallen Soldier

The 90-minute flight ended as the plane landed and the pilot’s voice rang through the speaker above our heads.

Fallen soldier

“Welcome to Springfield. We have some very special passengers on this flight. We have been privileged to carry a fallen soldier to his final rest. His family is with us and, out of respect and gratefulness, please remain seated as they make their way off the aircraft first. We thank them for their sacrifice.”