Photo Friday: “Ashes over Yuma”

Marine Corps Military Free Fall Instructors assigned to Marine Detachment — Fort Bragg, release the ashes of Sgt. Brett Jaffe (1971-2012), a Marine rigger, above Phillips Drop Zone at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on July 26, 2012. “It was an honor and privilege to take this Marine on his last jump and give him a proper hail and farewell,” said Staff Sgt. Marty Rhett. Marines in photo (clockwise, starting with the flag): Gunnery Sgt. Brian Boger, Gunnery Sgt. Mike Latham, Gunnery Sgt. Jimmy Smith, Staff Sgt. Lennie Castro, Staff Sgt. Seth Wright, Staff Sgt. Marty Rhett.
photo courtesy of: Staff Sgt. Johnny Gunn, USAF
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One Response to Photo Friday: “Ashes over Yuma”

  1. ndjmom says:

    Made me tear up, what a send-off. My Dad was a paratrooper in the 1950’s and my son is a Marine stationed at Yuma right now. Semper Fi to the end.

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