RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (RNN) – A Facebook user captured the emotional moment when a fallen soldier’s casket was unloaded at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Lisa West Williams captured the solemn moment on video Feb. 14, and it’s now been viewed more than 6 million times on Facebook. Crying can be heard in the video. “It was an honor to fly home with this patriot,” Williams wrote. “There was not a dry eye around me.”
The casket belonged to Shawn Thomas, a special forces warrant officer from Fort Bragg, according to ABC11. The Army Times reported he died after being involved in a vehicle accident in Africa on Feb. 9.
A woman places her hand on the casket before seven soldiers carry it away.