Honor guard member Master Sgt. Eric Butt cradles the flag flown in honor of Capt. Kermit Evans, after a special retreat ceremony Dec. 6 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Captain Evans was killed in an emergency helicopter landing Dec. 3 near the shore of Lake Qadisiyah in western Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was one of 16 people aboard the Marine CH-46 helicopter and one of four servicemembers killed as a result of the landing. Captain Evans was the commander of the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosives Ordnance Disposal Flight. The flag will be placed in a shadow box for his wife, Perneatha, and 13-month-old son, Kermit Jr.
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Heather Redman
November 4, 2012
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