After almost 64 years after the military plane Marvell's Bateman Burns was aboard crashed into a mountain peak near Anchorage, Alaska the airman second class was laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Garden in his native Phillips County. On Saturday approximately 75 family and friends of the family gathered at the cemetery for a very special homecoming celebration. During the ceremony family members shared memories of Burns, who was just 22 at the time of the accident, which occurred on November 22, 1952. Burns was buried with full military honors. Here, a U.S. Air Force representative presents a U.S. flag to family members.

After almost 64 years after the military plane Marvell’s Bateman Burns was aboard crashed into a mountain peak near Anchorage, Alaska the airman second class was laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Garden in his native Phillips County. On Saturday approximately 75 family and friends of the family gathered at the cemetery for a very special homecoming celebration. During the ceremony family members shared memories of Burns, who was just 22 at the time of the accident, which occurred on November 22, 1952. Burns was buried with full military honors. Here, a U.S. Air Force representative presents a U.S. flag to family members.