The short life and long legacy of 2nd Lt. George Whiteman

Community members and Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base gather May 16, 2015, in Sedalia, Mo., for the annual wreath-laying ceremony recognizing 2nd Lt. George Whiteman’s sacrifice. The nearby base was named after the lieutenant, who was only 22 years old when he became one of the first Airmen killed during World War II.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. BrantleyReleased
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