Diary of a Marine's final flight home-Truth!

Diary of a Last and Final Flight Home-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

A first-hand narrative of being on an airline flight carrying the body of a fallen Marine home to Southern California.

The Truth:

The narrative is true.

It was written by Stuart Witte, a former Navy pilot who is the manager of the Mojave airport in Mojave, California.  He titled it Final Flight.  He was in Maryland on February 16 to attend a Navy ceremony.  He happened to end up on a flight from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles that was carrying the body of 1st Lt. Jared Landaker, a Marine helicopter pilot from Big Bear, California.

Witte also attended a memorial service for Lt. Landaker that was held at Camp Pendleton in California in March.

updated 01/06/10