Soldier’s wife is escorted off plane, breaks down when she sees his flag-draped coffin

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When the passengers of an airplane at the Raleigh-Durham airport in North Carolina were preparing to disembark, they noticed that directly beneath them, a coffin was being taken out of the plane. The coffin held an American flag. When the passengers saw the stars and stripes on the coffin, a very emotional and touching moment followed and no one was able to hold their tears back.

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Source: Inside Edition / Lisa Williams, YouTube

One of the passengers onboard the plane, Lisa Williams, was able to film what happened next with her smartphone. A woman in black clothing quickly approaches the coffin. Tara Thomas, the wife of the fallen soldier, is seen sobbing, bowing her head and gently kissing the flag-draped coffin of her husband, 35-year old Shawn Thomas.

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Source: Inside Edition / Lisa Williams, YouTube

Shawn was stationed in Niger and passed away in a car crash. A few moments after, soldiers transport the coffin with the utmost care. A very intimate and extremely emotional moment and all the passengers on the plane were understandably very touched.

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Source: Inside Edition / Lisa Williams, YouTube

Tara gave Lisa permission to share the video online, as everyone should be allowed to see what kind of sacrifices families in the military have to make.

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Source: Inside Edition / Lisa Williams, YouTube

The couple resided in Oklahoma with four children. Shawn received a number of medals for his service in the army. As one passenger on the plane has said, “Another angel is coming home“.

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