Seymour Johnson Jets to Be Part of Ford's Funeral
Posted January 3, 2007
The F-15E Strike Eagles will fly over the procession as a salute to Ford. The jets were also used during the funeral for President Ronald Reagan.
Ford's body was brought back to Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday. A 21-gun salute and sounds of the University of Michigan's fight song greeted the flag-draped casket.
Nearly 5,000 people an hour filed past Ford's casket Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning at his presidential museum in Michigan.
In North Carolina, Fort Bragg soldiers will conduct two cannon salutes. Ford will be laid to rest in a private ceremony.