Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Marine Corps free fall instructors honored late Marine Corps Sgt. Brett Jaffe last week by releasing his ashes in mid-air, above the Phillips Drop Zone on Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Marty Rhett said of the gesture:
"It was an honor and privilege to take this Marine on his last jump and give him a proper hail and farewell."
Rhett and the other free fall instructors are assigned to Marine Detachment, Fort Bragg in North Carolina.