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AF lays wreath in honor of the Flak Man crew

Family and friends gather in memory of the Flak Man crew, after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Family and friends gather in memory of the Flak Man crew, after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Family and friends gather in memory of the Flak Man crew, after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Family and friends gather in memory of the Flak Man crew, after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Family and friends gather in memory of the Flak Man crew, after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Family and friends gather in memory of the Flak Man crew, after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Cecil R. Richardson gives the invocation during a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the Flak Man crew at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Cecil R. Richardson gives the invocation during a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the Flak Man crew at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Cecil R. Richardson gives the invocation during a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the Flak Man crew at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Cecil R. Richardson gives the invocation during a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the Flak Man crew at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen, Air Force District of Washington commander, hosts the Air Force Wreath Laying Ceremony in honor of the Flak Man crew at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen, Air Force District of Washington commander, hosts the Air Force Wreath Laying Ceremony in honor of the Flak Man crew at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen, Air Force District of Washington commander, hosts the Air Force Wreath Laying Ceremony in honor of the Flak Man crew at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)

Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen, Air Force District of Washington commander, hosts the Air Force Wreath Laying Ceremony in honor of the Flak Man crew at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va., April 24. The wreath was placed by Edward McNally, the Bombardier of the B-24 Bomber, The Flak Man, in honor of the former crew members of the Flak Man who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusti Caraker)