The Arlington National Cemetery, Va., averages around 28 funerals per day. While each funeral is very important, it’s not every day the person being laid to rest is an aviation legend. Airmen assigned to the Air Force Honor Guard recently had the great honor of laying Air Force Brig. Gen. Robinson Risner to rest.
During his career, Brig. Gen. Risner flew more than 100 combat missions in the Korean War, set a trans-Atlantic flight speed record for the Charles A. Lindberg Commemoration Flight and survived captivity as a prisoner-of-war during the Vietnam War. He was one of the most decorated and celebrated aviators in Air Force history.
Check out this video to learn more about this aviation legend and how his comrades will remember him.
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