Large flag flies over Montgomery in honor of fallen AL National Guardsman

Large flag flies over Montgomery in honor of fallen AL National Guardsman
Sandrell A. Williams (Source: Alabama Air National Guard)
Sandrell A. Williams (Source: Alabama Air National Guard)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Commuters on Interstate 65 through Montgomery Friday couldn't miss the large American flag waving in the wind at the top of a firetruck ladder.

WSFA 12 News reached out to the Montgomery Fire Department for details on the display.

The flag was raised to honor Airman 1st Class Sandrell A. Williams, an Alabama Air National Guardsman with the 187th Fighter Wing.

Williams, 39, was a production journeyman with the 187th Civil Engineer Squadron. He died with his family, chaplain, and fellow CES Airmen at his side on Sunday.

The Montgomery Police Department gave Williams an escort through the city as his body was transported back to his home in Lowndes County Friday where a funeral was planned.

In addition to the escort by MPD, officials with Montgomery Fire and Rescue raised the flag to honor him. It was viewable from the Clay Street overpass.

Williams' cause of death remains under investigation.

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