Mystery of missing Desert Storm F18 pilot finally resolved

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  1. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    And he is finally back home. Clicky.

    Thousands of people lined the streets for the funeral procession of the Gulf War Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher, whose remains were discovered in Iraq and returned home to Florida 18 years after his plane was shot down.

    A hearse carried the flag-draped casket to a monument for war veterans, where military officials, Gov Charlie Crist and the Jacksonville mayor spoke. Several players and the coach of the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars joined hundreds at the Memorial Wall, and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office fired a 21-gun salute.

    Speicher's FA-18 Hornet was downed on the first night of the 1991 Gulf War, but his remains were not discovered until earlier this month......

    ......Buddy Harris, who was Speicher's best friend and who later married his widow, Joanne, accompanied the casket on the flight from Dover, Delaware, to Florida.

    Nice of him to take care of his family ;)
     
  2. Can we comment on this or is that a bit tight?
     
  3. A bit tight IMHO.... :roll:
     
  4. Rest in peace...