Southwest Airlines Flew the Remains of a Vietnam Airman Home to Dallas. The Pilot was His Son

Southwest Airlines Captain Bryan Knight flies his father back to Dallas Love Field for the final time more than 50 years after he was killed in action during the Vietnam War in 1967 (Ashlee d> Smith/Southwest Airlines).

Bryan Knight was 5 years old when he waved goodbye to his father from Dallas Love Field airport. He never saw him again.

The year was 1967 and Roy Knight Jr. was heading to war. The pilot reported to Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base in January. By May – after flying near daily combat missions – Knight was missing, his plane shot down over enemy territory in Laos. It was another seven years before his family found out he’d been killed. And on Thursday, 45 years after that, they finally received closure.

Knight’s remains, recovered near his plane’s crash site more than five decades after it went down, were flown from Honolulu to Oakland, California, and from Oakland back to Dallas, where his family greeted the Southwest flight as it arrived. Read the rest HERE.

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