He was too young for an official military burial, but he certainly got a military sendoff.
Normally bustling Dallas Love Field came to a standstill Thursday when a Southwest flight piloted by Bryan Knight taxied to the gate carrying the remains of his father Roy Knight, Jr. -- 52 years after the Air Force pilot went missing as he served in the Vietnam War.
A pair of playground pals tied the knot 19 years after they first met in Kindergarten.
It had been 75 years since the tides of World War II suddenly separated two lovers.
Little Maverick wants to be a soldier just like his dad when he grows up and has started training earlier than most.