Photo Sparks Search for Mystery Airman


Veterans who are members of American Legion Post 71 in Cabot spend most of their time helping youth in the community. They support the cub scouts, baseball and archery teams, even giving students scholarships.

But lately they’ve been on a mission to uncover a mystery.

When you walk into post 71 in Cabot, it’s hard to miss. A red white and blue trash can full of American flags.

“Every so often we get enough unserviceable flags that we have what we call a dignified disposal.”

According to the ceremony for disposal of unserviceable flags, bruised and battered flags that have served their time must be properly burned. But during their last ceremony, a pristine and perfectly folded flag stood out.

When the flag was unfolded a photo fell out, with no name or information explaining who the man in the picture is.

So members at Post 71  took on a mission of their own to try and discover who this veteran is, and hopefully locate members of his family.

The only clue: his uniform, revealing he served in the Air Force.

Members posted the picture on Facebook, with a call to action to help identify the man. Replies are still pouring in and the shares keep spreading but so far, there’s no direct clues as to who this airmen is or where he might be from.

You can find the post HERE.

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