US Air Force Vet Loses Battle With Alzheimer’s – His Tribute Goes Viral
Douglas Timmons was a veteran of the United States Air Force who fought the greatest battle of all and ultimately lost. After struggling with Alzheimer’s disease he passed away recently in a nursing home in South Carolina. However, his service to the United States Air Force was not forgotten and his send-off is one that will not be forgotten either.
The Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home made special arrangement for the passing of Douglas Timmons. Members of his family were they to witness soldiers in uniform saluting Timmons’ body as it was wheeled out. The American flag was draped over his coffin and the family was moved by the experience.
“Even at 5 am this morning with the few people that were available….they still honored him on his way out.”
– Laura Dorn (Douglas Timmons’ Daughter)
The video has been viewed more than six million times paying great tribute to the fallen hero. Douglas Timmons is gone but not forgotten and this video of his final journey will be immortalized forever.
“They were good enough to arrive through the front door, so we want them to leave through the front door.”
– Russell Evatt (Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home Director)