May Honor Flight trip dedicated to fallen Fairchild crew

May Honor Flight trip dedicated to fallen Fairchild crew

May Honor Flight trip dedicated to fallen Fairchild crew

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 21 at 4:07 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- The first Honor Flight of 2014 will be dedicated to a Fairchild Air Force crew whose plane crashed in 2013 near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan.

The Inland Northwest chapter planned to escort 89 war veterans on Tuesday, May 27th for their flight to visit Washington D.C. memorials dedicated in their honor. Honor Flight leaders said 75 WWII veterans, 13 Korean War veterans and one Vietnam War veteran made up the group.

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The flight was dedicated in memory of Capt. Mark Voss, Capt. Victoria Pinckney and Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III who were stationed at Fairchild when their KC-135 crashed in 2013.

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Honor Flight invited the public to a departure ceremony at 6 a.m. on May 27 and a welcome back ceremony scheduled for 8 p.m. on May 28 at the baggage claim in Spokane International Airport.

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