Last Pan Am Military Crash Victim Returned
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) _ The last of the military victims of a Pan Am jetliner crash over Scotland was returned Tuesday to the United States to a brief planeside ceremony at Dover Air Force Base.
The remains of Army 2nd Lt. Jewel C. Mitchell, 32, were welcomed by an 18- member U.S. Air Force honor guard.
After the flag-draped coffin was removed from the plane, and a base chaplain said a prayer, the remains were taken to the base mortuary to be prepared for burial.
Mitchell was among 15 active duty military personnel killed when a bomb exploded on Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21. Killed were 259 passengers and crew, and 11 people on the ground.
Among the dead were 10 dependent military family members.
Mitchell, of New York, was assigned to the 40th Transportation Co., 21st Theater Army Area Command at Manheim, West Germany.