Aerial Flag Salute For Fallen Air Force Hero
July 9, 2020
July 4, 2020 - Members of Team Charleston hold the flag up in honor of fallen U.S. Air Force hero 1st Lt. David Schmitz (32), a pilot with the 77th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from The 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint National Guard Base flew in formation behind the C-17 Globemaster III to honor Schmitz, who was killed in an F-16 crash at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina on June 30, 2020.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman William Brugge and Laughlin Air Force Base.