Wright-Patt Honor Guard part of Yeager memorial service
445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 04, 2021
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
Four Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 445th Airlift Wing who are members of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard had the opportunity of a life time when they performed honor guard duties for the “Celebration of Life” service for Brig. Gen. (ret.) Chuck Yeager at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, Charleston, West Virginia, Jan. 15, 2021. Yeager was an Air Force flying ace and test pilot who in 1947, became the first in history confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight.
The funeral team was made up of approximately 12 Honor Guard members, four of those members from the 445th; Master Sgt. Victor Walker, 87th Aerial Port Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Shane Ellis, 87th Aerial Port Squadron; and Staff Sgts. Sean Chapman, 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and Gabriel Clark, 87th Aerial Port Squadron.
Walker and Clark are featured in the video below.