Story and Photos By Lt. Col. Juan Tinnirello, CAP
|Star of the Valley Mausoleum|
Besides family and friends, present at the ceremony from Sq. 188, were Major Noel Luneau, Squadron Commander, Captain Luis Rivas, Deputy Commander, Captain Lutz Heinrich, First Lieutenant Douglas Perreira, First Lieutenant Gabriel Fletcher-Hernandez and Lieutenant Colonel Juan Tinnirello.
|Col. Dijeau's wife Harriet and her son|
|Honor Guard from Travis Air |
Force Base salute as the
coffin passed by
|Col. George Dijeau|
|Family and friends|
|Edward F. Dijeau talks about his father|
Later on, George became an airline pilot. He had many stories to tell, including one about a forced landing in a DC4 in the Pacific Ocean that was so perfect that the plane remained intact and did not sink for five hours.
|Audrey Dijeau played the violin to |
her grand father
|Grand son James Dijeau|
After the comments, the United States flag from the coffin was folded by the Honor Guards from Travis Air Force Base and given to Edward Dijeau. At that time, the Travis Air Force Honor Guard played Taps with a bugle.
Once the bugle silenced, the coffin was moved to the lift and it was placed on the final destination in the Mausoleum, Row A #36.
|Taps being played by Travis Air Force |
Base Honor Guard
|Edward Dijeau receive the folded |
flag from the Honor Guard
Farewell Colonel Dijeau and blue skies ahead until we meet again.
|Col. Dijeau's daughter Rhonda and Maj Noel Luneau|