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On May 31st the 181 IW leadership discovered a fallen hero would be landing at Hulman Field to be taken to Brazil with all the honor and ceremony due a fallen soldier. Wing leadership quickly offered any and all assistance required by the Army Guard and Specialist Fields’ family. Late in the afternoon Wing leadership decided to provide a detail to line the road leading from the airport runway and render a memorial salute to the hearse as it slowly passed by. By 1030 the next day over 80 volunteers lined the chilly road waiting to pay their respects to a fallen comrade-in-arms. It was a somber event, highlighted by the duty and honor of those Airman who at a moment’s notice paid their final respects to a fallen hero. Photo by Staff Sgt. Dianne Pirog, 181IW/PA

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Dianne Pirog, IWPA |  VIRIN: 120601-Z-ZZ999-0035.JPG