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445th Airlift Wing honors its own during September 11 ceremony

Master Sgt. Shawn McKellop, 445th Airlift Wing Honor Guard member, lays a wreath of the base of the Maj. LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Operations Building, Sept. 11, 2019, during a Patriot Day ceremony. Maj. LeRoy Homer was the First Officer on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pa. at 10:03 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001. Homer was a member of the 445th Airlift Wing’s 356th Airlift Squadron from 1995 to 2000.

Master Sgt. Shawn McKellop, 445th Airlift Wing Honor Guard member, lays a wreath of the base of the Maj. LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Operations Building, Sept. 11, 2019, during a Patriot Day ceremony. Maj. LeRoy Homer was the First Officer on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pa. at 10:03 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001. Homer was a member of the 445th Airlift Wing’s 356th Airlift Squadron from 1995 to 2000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darrell Sydnor)

The 445th Airlift Wing Honor Guard presents the Colors in front of the Maj. LeRoy Homer, Jr. Operations Building Sept. 11, 2019 during a Patriot Day ceremony. More than 100 members of the wing gathered on the lawn of the Major LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Operations building to honor those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001

The 445th Airlift Wing Honor Guard presents the Colors in front of the Maj. LeRoy Homer, Jr. Operations Building Sept. 11, 2019 during a Patriot Day ceremony. More than 100 members of the wing gathered on the lawn of the Major LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Operations building to honor those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darrell Sydnor)

More than 100 members of the 445th Airlift Wing participated in the Patriot Day Ceremony held on the lawn of the Major LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Operations building today to honor those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001

More than 100 members of the 445th Airlift Wing participated in the Patriot Day Ceremony held on the lawn of the Major LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Operations building today to honor those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darrell Sydnor)

Members of the 445th Airlift Wing pause for a moment of silence, Sept. 11, 2019 at 10:03 a.m. as they honor Maj. LeRoy Homer, First Officer on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pa. at 10:03 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001. Homer was a member of the 445th Airlift Wing’s 356th Airlift Squadron from 1995 to 2000.

Members of the 445th Airlift Wing pause for a moment of silence, Sept. 11, 2019 at 10:03 a.m. as they honor Maj. LeRoy Homer, First Officer on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pa. at 10:03 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001. Homer was a member of the 445th Airlift Wing’s 356th Airlift Squadron from 1995 to 2000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darrell Sydnor)

Master Sgt. Shawn McKellop, 445th Airlift Wing Honor Guard member, lays a wreath of the base of the Maj. LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Operations Building, Sept. 11, 2019, during a Patriot Day ceremony. Maj. LeRoy Homer was the First Officer on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pa. at 10:03 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001. Homer was a member of the 445th Airlift Wing’s 356th Airlift Squadron from 1995 to 2000.

Master Sgt. Shawn McKellop, 445th Airlift Wing Honor Guard member, lays a wreath of the base of the Maj. LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Operations Building, Sept. 11, 2019, during a Patriot Day ceremony. Maj. LeRoy Homer was the First Officer on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pa. at 10:03 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001. Homer was a member of the 445th Airlift Wing’s 356th Airlift Squadron from 1995 to 2000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Stacy Vaughn)

Maj. (Chaplain) David Williams, 88th Air Base Wing Chaplain Corps, offers words of comfort to members of the 445th Airlift Wing, Sept. 11, 2019, during the wing’s Patriot Day ceremony.

Maj. (Chaplain) David Williams, 88th Air Base Wing Chaplain Corps, offers words of comfort to members of the 445th Airlift Wing, Sept. 11, 2019, during the wing’s Patriot Day ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Stacy Vaughn)

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More than 100 members of the 445th Airlift Wing gathered on the lawn of the Major LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Operations building today to honor those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001.

 

The wing paused to pay tribute to one of its own, Maj. Leroy Homer, the First Officer on Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pa. Homer was a member of the 445th’s Airlift Wing’s 356th Airlift Squadron from 1995 to 2000, flying the C-141 Stratofortress.

 

During the Patriot Day Ceremony, the 445th Honor Guard placed a wreath at the foot of the building and wing members paused for a moment of silence at 10:03 a.m., the exact time when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania, Sept. 11, 2001.