U.S. forces on Monday brought home the additional remains of an F-16 Fighting Falcon who was killed 10 years ago in combat operations in Iraq.
The final remains of Major Troy “Trojan” Gilbert arrived at Dover Air Force Base.
Partial remains were first recovered and buried with full honors at a funeral Dec. 11, 2006 at Arlington National Cemetery.
Gilbert deployed in September 2006 from Luke Air Force Base to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Base, Iraq.
He was assigned as the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group chief of standardization and evaluation. On the day of the accident, Nov. 27, 2006, he was flying with the 524th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron.
His plane crashed while engaged in machine-gun fire with insurgents.
His body was captured and the insurgents made a propaganda video of the destroyed airplane and his remains.
He was survived by his wife Ginger Gilbert Ravella, sons Boston and Greyson, and daughters Isabella, Aspen and Annalise.
(VIDEO: Courtesy of Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing)
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