Capt. Bryan Knight of Southwest Airlines was just 5 years old when he last saw his father, Col. Roy Knight Jr., alive for the last time at Dallas Love Field Airport in 1967. Col. Knight was an Air Force pilot who fought in the Vietnam War. He was shot down over Laos later that year. He was declared killed in action in 1974 after search efforts failed to find him.
Early this year, Knight Jr.'s remains were finally discovered and identified.
After 50 years, his then 5-year old son, Bryan Knight, now a captain of Southwest Airlines, flew his father's remains back home, and landed at very same airport where they said their final farewell.
For Capt. Bryan Knight, bringing his remains home after so many years was an emotional experience for everyone. The airport stood silent as everyone honored the fallen pilot as his flag draped casket was unloaded from the aircraft flown by his very own son.
Watch the emotional video of the final flight home of Col. Roy Knight Jr., flown by his very own son Capt. Bryan Knight.