We recently visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at @arlingtonnatl. It was very moving to watch the changing of the guard ceremony and the incredible precision displayed by the dedicated Old Guard. We can never thank them enough - all who have sacrificed so much for our great country and those who protect our freedom everyday. Thank you.
Remains of Vietnam-era pilot, plane’s observer to be buried in Arlington: DETROIT — Remains of an Army pilot and an observer killed more than 50 years ago when their plane went down in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
The Defense Department’s POW/MIA Accounting Agency says ceremonies for Staff Sgt. Marshall Kipina of Calumet, Michigan, and Lt. Col. Robert Nopp of Salem, Oregon, are scheduled Thursday.
Nopp, the pilot, was 31 and Kipina was 21 when their aircraft failed to return in 1966 from surveillance mission over Laos, which shares a border with Vietnam. Nopp piloted the plane.
On July 13, 1966 Kipina and Nopp were on a night surveillance mission from Phu Bai Airfield over Attapu Province, Laos, aboard an OV-1C aircraft, according to Defense Department records.
In heavy thunderstorms, visibility was poor as the aircraft flew its mission over mountainous terrain. Radar and radio contact with the aircraft were lost, and it failed to return as scheduled. Search efforts found no sign of it.
The crash site was identified in the 1990s and later excavated. The remains of Nopp and Kipina were accounted for earlier this year. #usarmy#usarmypilots#vietnamwar#arlingtonnationalcemetery
Arlington National Cemetery - The final resting place for over 400,000 service members and their families. Walking the grounds, there's a conflicting sense of peace and mournfulness while admiring the beautiful greenery and monuments to various tragedies throughout our history.
You'll leave with an important notion of pride in our service members, and all they have sacrificed for us civilians while fighting for the freedoms we have in this amazing country. 🇺🇲
This year has been nothing short of adventures, from our own home state to spend a week at the OBX, to VA beach and Norfolk, all the way down to Alabama to visit my grandpas grave and to take the boys to the battleship all the way over to Pensacola (in a weekend mind you🙈) and all the way up to D.C. taking the boys to D.C might have been the best yet. From visiting the holocaust museum and teaching Preston what we could about it for his age (don’t worry, he didn’t see everything because not everything was age appropriate for his viewing), to visiting ford theater, to walking the Arlington cemetery, the national police memorial and the Vietnam veterans memorial, walking the national mall and finally the air museum. I don’t really feel there is a age limit on learning about history Even at Preston’s age of only 5, he enjoyed learning, he asked questions, mostly about the Vietnam memorial and why there were so many names and holocaust museum.
Each year, Country Day 8th graders take an educational trip to Washington D.C. and Arlington National Cemetery as part of their study of American history and government. This year during the trip, four 8th grade students whose parents or grandparents have served in the military were selected to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a special ceremony. Country Day is proud to be chosen for such a meaningful ceremony to honor our veterans. #wearecountryday#sacramentocountrydayschool#thinkliveact#saccds#tomboftheunknownsoldier#arlingtonnationalcemetery
🦋 Mindful meditation of gratitude and respect for those who serve and those who loved them. Thank you. "The patriot's blood is the seed of freedom's tree." ~Thomas Campbell
Thank you @armordown_ and @vetogadc for organizing resources to recognize and honor through respectful meditation. Love to the @wimsamemorial staff!