MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An Honor Guard ceremony was held Friday morning at Miami International Airport as the remains of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Marine Pfc. Bruce Carter departed on an American Airlines plane.
On November 4th, Carter will be interred with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.READ MORE: Vince Lago Wins Coral Gables Mayoral Race
Carter received the Medal of Honor posthumously for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty,” while serving in the Quang Tri Province, Vietnam August 7, 1969.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: Miami-Dade, Broward Public Schools Planning 100% In-Person Instruction In The Fall
Carter’s 90-year-old-mother, as well as family members, and elected officials were in attendance at the ceremony at MIA.MORE NEWS: Sens. Rubio, Scott Say It’s Too Soon To Weigh In On Gaetz's Future
Photojournalist Rafael Murciano captured the moment in their own words.