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Staff Sgt. Sherring Goodwin, Columbus Air Force Base Honor guardsman, presents the folded American flag to Joe Partridge, brother of the late Capt. Frederick Partridge, Aug. 10 at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Full honors were presented by the Honor Guardsmen for Partridge to include a flag folding, firing party, color team and a bugle player who finished the ceremony with the playing of Taps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kaleb Snay) 63 years later: Columbus supports MIA ceremony
Twenty honor guardsmen from Columbus Air Force Base and four T-38 Talons supported a missing in action ceremony Aug. 10 for a Mississippi Airman, exactly 63 years after his aircraft crashed.A native of Sumner, Capt. Frederick Partridge served in both World War II and the Korean War during his eight years of service, until the morning of Aug. 10,
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