The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoom support the full honors funeral of U.S. Army Col. and Estonian Gen. Aleksander Einseln in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, April 2, 2018.
Born in Estonia, Einseln immigrated to the United States in 1949 and enrolled in the U.S. Army in 1950 at the outbreak of the Korean War. He served with Special Forces in the Vietnam War and retiring as a Colonel in 1985. In 1993, Einseln returned to Estonia at the request of Estonian President Lennart Meri to serve as the first commander of the Estonian Defence Forces, holding this post until his resignation in 1995.
Einseln died on March 16, 2017. His widow, Kitti Einseln, received the American flag from his casket during the full honors service.
(U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)
Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard participate in the military full honors funeral for retired Col. Freeman B. Olmstead in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., July 27th, 2017. Olmstead became the subject of national attention in July of 1960 when his RB-47 aircraft was shot down by Soviet fighter jets and he became a prisoner of war for 208 days. He was greeted by President John F. Kennedy upon his return to the U.S. in January of 1961. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
Casket bearers from Marine Barracks Washington take part in the graveside service for Marine Corps Reserve 1st Lt. William Ryan, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 10, 2017.
Declared deceased as of May 11, 1969, Ryan's remains from the Vietnam War were missing until identified by Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in 2016 from an excavated crash site near Ban Alang Noi, Laos. Ryan's remains were repatriated in Section 60. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser/Arlington National Cemetery/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, left, presents the American flag to Annie Glenn, widow of John Glenn, during the graveside service in Section 35 of Arlington National Cemetery, April 6, 2017, in Arlington, Va. Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth and later a United States senator, died at the age of 95 on Dec. 8, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)