September 16, 2017 19:46 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Heart-wrenching moment fallen soldier is returned home

The scene of a fallen soldier being coming home to her family in was so overwhelming for passengers on a commercial flight it brought nearly everyone to tears.

The scene of a fallen soldier coming back home to her family in Oklahoma was so overwhelming for passengers on a commercial flight it brought nearly everyone to tears.  

Mike Helms said when his plane landed at Will Rogers World Airport Thursday night, the crew informed passengers of the special significance of the flight.

'When we stopped at the terminal, the pilot announced that he would like to inform us that we were flying one of our fallen soldiers home to her family,' Helms wrote to Facebook.

'This moment hit me hard for some reason. I couldn't hold back tears,' Helms recounted after taking this picture

'This moment hit me hard for some reason. I couldn't hold back tears,' Helms recounted after taking this picture

The Scene of a fallen soldier returning home to her family brought people on a Delta flight to tears 

The Scene of a fallen soldier returning home to her family brought people on a Delta flight to tears 

 Brooke Newton (pictured), 25, died in San Diego, California on August 30, 2017, according to her obituary

 Brooke Newton (pictured), 25, died in San Diego, California on August 30, 2017, according to her obituary

 Newton was born at Tinker Air Force Base to Billy Newton and Misty Garrett on April 17, 1992

 Newton was born at Tinker Air Force Base to Billy Newton and Misty Garrett on April 17, 1992

'He asked that we remain on the plane until our soldier was removed from the plane first. He also asked that we give a moment of silence.'

Helms said as he looked outside, he could see the casket, draped in the American flag, emerging from the plane.

 Next to it, the mother and father of Brooke Newton, 25, were hysterically crying, and members of her unit were saluting her. 

'This moment hit me hard for some reason. I couldn't hold back tears. As I looked around the plane, I was hoping nobody would see my moment of weakness... But to my surprise, damn near everyone on the plane was crying,' he recounted. 

It was amazing to see people of all races and religions on the Delta flight that night pay their respects to a soldier and her family, Helm said. 

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The story of Brooke Newton's last trip home has since garnered 200,000 shares on the social media site

The story of Brooke Newton's last trip home has since garnered 200,000 shares on the social media site

A relative of Brooke Newton later reached out to Helms to personally thank him for sharing his story (pictured: Brooke Newport with her father Billy)

A relative of Brooke Newton later reached out to Helms to personally thank him for sharing his story (pictured: Brooke Newport with her father Billy)

'I saw no division on that plane last night. I saw Americans paying respect to their countryman. A woman who put her life on the line for me, and you, and your freedoms.'

A relative of the Newton family later reached out to Helms, thanking him for the post. 

'Thank you from the bottom of my families heart!!!! You are an amazing soul truly!!!!,' wrote Jennifer Nadeau, who is cousins with Brooke's father, Billy. 

Since the story of Brooke Newton's last flight home was uploaded to Facebook, the  post has garnered nearly 200,000 shares.   

Brooke Newton died on August 30 in San Diego, California, according to an obituary published in the Edmond Sun

Newton was born at Tinker Air Force Base to Billy Newton and Misty Garrett on April 17, 1992. 

She graduated from high school in 2010, then joined the Air National Guard. She later enlisted in the Navy after attending the University of Central Oklahoma. 

The exact nature of how Newton died still remains unknown. A request for comment placed to Naval Base San Diego was not immediate returned. 

A member of Newton's family reached out to Helms to personally thank him Mike Helm's for the post

The story of Brooke Newton's last trip home has since garnered 200,000 shares on the social media site

           Full Post by Mike Helms 


My plane landed in Oklahoma City last night. When we stopped at the terminal, the pilot announced that he would like to inform us that we were flying one of our fallen soldiers home to her family. 

He asked that we remain on the plane until our soldier was removed from the plane first. He also asked that we give a moment of silence.

As we sat there waiting, I decided to look out the window and this is what I saw. A mother and father hysterically crying on their fallen soldiers casket. Standing off to the side were soldiers from her unit saluting their fallen soldier. 

This moment hit me hard for some reason. I couldn't hold back tears. As I looked around the plane, I was hoping nobody would see my moment of weakness but to my surprise, damn near everyone on the plane was crying. 

The woman standing next to me was Muslim, I assume because of the hijab she wore. She was in tears and she tried consoling the woman next to her. The plane was filled with people of all races and religions. 

It was amazing to see everyone on that plane pay tribute to this woman and her family. 

The media is what divides us. I saw no division on that plane last night. I saw Americans paying respect to their countryman. A woman who put her life on the line for me, and you, and your freedoms. 

She died like many before her to give you the right to spit in her face while taking a knee during our national anthem or burning our flag in the street.

 

 

 

 

 

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