The body of an East Tennessee native killed fighting a wildfire in South Dakota is back in North Carolina.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Mikeal and three other airmen died on July 1 when their tanker crashed.
Wednesday, the bodies of the four airmen returned to Charlotte.
Mikeal was a member of the North Carolina-based National Guard, the state where he lived. He grew up in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School.
A memorial service for the four men was held Tuesday in Charlotte.