Fallen Soldier from Copperas Cove Received by Military Escort at Austin Airport
Fred Sanders was headed back home to Texas over the Memorial Day weekend when his plane was greeted at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport by a full military escort.
Fred soon learned that his plane carried the body of fallen soldier Mark Campbell and his family from Copperas Cove. Fred's account of the landing was captured on Facebook in the video above, and he recalls how passengers on the plane who had also served in the military stood and saluted the Campbell family as they exited the plane.
The airline made an announcement to the passengers as they pulled up to the gate and allowed Campbell's family to exit the plane first.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mark Campbell and all our soldiers near and far who came home in such a way this Memorial Day weekend.