8-year-old girl marshals in her father’s final military flight

Gabrielle Damron was able to give her dad, John Damron, a special surprise on his final military flight after serving 20 years as a pilot in the United States Air Force.
1:20 | 05/15/21

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The air force pilot and his little girl guiding him in. Our persons of the week. Reporter: Lieutenant colonel John Dameron served as a united States air force pilot for 20 years. Multiple deployments overseas, his wife and children back home. When it came time for him to take his final military flight, the person directing him in was his 8-year-old daughter, Gabrielle. That father had no idea. Carefully guiding him in with his c-17 cargo plane. By her side, captain helping to bring her in. Dad coming off that plane for the first time at joint base Charleston, and his sons Seth and Sullivan welcoming him home with an air force tradition, the water hoses. And right here tonight, Gabrielle, the whole family, including dad. I was so glad my family and friends were there to cheer for Reporter: A father's sacrifice grateful to have him home. Knowing that was his final flight gave a wave of Announcer: Ray Mcguire made it all the way to America's top corporate suites. But around the city, he knows he's as vulnerable as any other black man.

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