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Reserve refueling crew honors fallen at Arlington

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 916th Air Refueling Wing flies over the Pentagon on its way to a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on July 22. The fly-over was to honor service members from Vietnam that were changed from missing in action to killed in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Taylor, 911th Air Refueling Squadron)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 916th Air Refueling Wing flies over the Pentagon on its way to a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on July 22. The fly-over was to honor service members from Vietnam that were changed from missing in action to killed in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Taylor, 911th Air Refueling Squadron)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- A KC-135R Stratotanker heads to a fly-over event at Arlington National Cemetery on July 22, 2009. In the background  is the Air Force Memorial. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Taylor, 911th Air Refueling Squadron)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- A KC-135R Stratotanker heads to a fly-over event at Arlington National Cemetery on July 22, 2009. In the background is the Air Force Memorial. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Taylor, 911th Air Refueling Squadron)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 916th Air Refueling Wing had a mission this week usually reserved for fighters.

On July 22, a combined Reserve and regular Air Force crew had the privilege of doing a fly-over at Arlington National Cemetery to honor service members killed in action during Vietnam. The fallen had been listed as missing in action until just recently. 

The tanker flew over the area twice, once at about 1,000 feet, with its boom extended.