GOOD NEWS Mom Receives Marine Son’s Tribute Flag 9 Years After His Death
A fallen Marine’s tribute flag that has been missing for nine years has finally returned home.
Lanie and Walter Brown were at a flea market in Texas when they came across a flag covered in tribute messages to Lance Cpl. Fred Maciel, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq in 2005. He was 20 years old.
The Browns, who are Marine parents, bought the flag for $5 and found Maciel’s mother, Patsy Maciel, on Facebook.
“When I realized that the boy had been killed, […] that’s when I knew that the flag had to come back,” Walter said.
Saturday, the Browns presented Patsy with the flag at a ceremony.
It’s unclear how the flag ended up at a flea market.