Last updated: 10:06 PM ET, Sat September 10 2016

Delta Brings Fallen Soldier Back Home to Detroit

Airlines & Airports | Delta Air Lines | Amy Coyne Bredeson | September 10, 2016

Delta Brings Fallen Soldier Back Home to Detroit

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Passengers aboard a Delta flight from Atlanta to Detroit witnessed a touching scene after the plane landed on Tuesday morning, CBS News reported. 

Just before touching down in Detroit, the captain announced that the plane was bringing home a fallen soldier, CBS News said. He then told passengers that there would be an Honor Guard ceremony after the plane landed.

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Ruth Malhotra of Atlanta was on the flight and shared with Facebook her experience, along with a photo she snapped from her seat at the back of the aircraft. Her post has since gone viral. 

Malhotra included these words from the captain in her post: “Private First Class Curtis J. Wells, 19 years old, was reported Missing In Action in the early 1950’s while serving in the Korean War. The Pentagon recently confirmed his remains were found in Korea, and we are returning them to his family for burial with full military honors.”

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According to an AMVETS news release, Wells was scheduled to be buried with full military honors Saturday in Harbor Beach, Michigan. 

“There was this feeling that we just witnessed something special and historic,” Malhotra told CBS.

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