Family of slain solider says thank you

Editor, The Commercial

Doug Hale, manager of the Pine Bluff Municipal Airport (Grider Field), and his staff are to be commended for their assistance in bringing Sgt. Michael J. Strachota home to Pine Bluff, Arkansas on July 5, 2012. It was a commanding area for the arrival, ceremonial fly by, circle and taxi of the chartered plane which arrived with a military escort.

For the waiting family members, and other military attendees, the entire staff, facility, waiting rooms, grounds and areas around the airport were appropriate and ready to meet each and every need.

The family of Michael Strachota

Pine Bluff