Jan. 20, 2011 DFW, a charted flight from Dover, DE, landed at approximately 10:15 with the remains of SSGT. Omar Aceves. The winds were brisk and temperature was in the low 30?s and falling. The light rain and fog just added to the miserable weather. The plane taxied to the Corp. Aviation terminal and parked in front of a line of 1/2 dozen media videographers including myself. Also a delegation of Patriot Guard Riders of North Texas, a USAF Honor Guard, Ft. Hood Army 1st Cavalry Pall Bearers. Leticia his wife was escorted by SSGT Hawkins, an Army Casualty Assistance Officer, assigned to oversee SSGT. Aceves? return home. His wife also asked her pastor and his wife to join her for morale support. As the plane crew lowered the flagged draped casket to the tarmac, the Pall Bearers approached the plane and rendered honors. The casket was then slowly transferred to an awaiting hearse. His wife stood silently as she watched the dignified transfer of her husband returning home from war.
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