An Honorable Mission

by Harry Heist

This story is from a firsthand account. It is not copyrighted unless noted but we request anyone using this for other than personal use to credit the author and the museum.
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Sometime in 1973, from Little Rock AFB, I was selected to escort the remains of an Air Force Major killed in an automobile crash to his home in New Orleans. I remember little of the details of the train trip, but I do recall the sincere gratitude of the Major’s family as they released me for the return trip. I was glad to have performed this seemingly mundane duty.