The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!
Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Monday, May 31, 2010
Memorial Day - Columbia, MO Soldier Returns Home In Solemn Memorial Ceremony
TheAero Experience honors those who have fallen in the defense of this great country. Spc. Jason Fingar, 24, was killed in Afghanistan last week when his vehicle was attacked with and IED. He was returned to Columbia Regional Airport via chartered jet May 28, and was honored by hundreds of citizens in a solemn ceremony attended by MO Governor Jay Nixon. Funeral services were scheduled for Memorial Day. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this American hero.