An air commando who died when his C-123 Provider flare ship was shot down over Ahn Khe, Vietnam, was laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Texas, Oct. 26, 2012. Retired SMSgt. Gary Thomas and several of Airman 1st Class Jerry Mack Wall’s family members greeted the flag draped casket when it arrived to San Antonio Oct. 24, 2012, aboard American Airlines Flight 497. Passengers on the plane watched from their windows as the fire department honored the flight with a water cannon salute and as the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Honor Guard carried Wall’s remains to an awaiting hearse.
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