A retired Air Force aviator whose jet took off with a Boeing 726 in 1962 and crashed in a field in Idaho was buried Sunday with full military honors.
Air Force Lt.
Col. David C. Rieger, 64, died in a ceremony in Idaho Falls.
The Associated Press reported Rieber was buried in Idaho Springs, Idaho, with full Air Force honors.
Riordan was a flight instructor with the Army Air Forces Reserve, and he was a two-time recipient of the Medal of Honor.
He was stationed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and served as a pilot in the 82nd Airborne Division.
He also flew a 727.
Riesner’s wife, Kathleen Riegers, is a flight attendant and flight engineer.
He had three children.
The family of Lt.
Patrick C. Niesbeth, also 64, a Navy pilot, issued a statement on Sunday.
The couple married in 2005.
They had a daughter, Jaden, who is now a sophomore at St. Benedict’s University in Massachusetts.
The Air Force says it has been notified of the death.
The cause of death was listed as heart failure, according to a statement from the Air Force.