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 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.