The body of 1st Lt. David Albandoz arrived home in Madison Friday afternoon.
The Air Force officer was one of the 9 crew members on the military cargo plane that crashed in Georgia on May 2. Albandoz was the co-pilot of the C-130 that crashed in Savannah, GA killing all 9 on board.
The airman dedicated 16 years to the United States Air Force, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Puerto Rico Air National Guard before is untimely death. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
To honor the fallen officer his friends and family encouraged everyone to line the streets for a processional Friday to escort him from Huntsville International Airport to Legacy Funeral Home.
The 37 year old husband and father also worked as Engineer for the Missile Defense Agency at Redstone Arsenal.
He is survived by his wife and daughter. The eight other airmen's remains were returned to Puerto Rico.
Visitation will begin a 10 a.m. Saturday at Legacy Chapel Funeral home in Madison, followed by a memorial at 12 noon and a burial at 1:30 p.m.. Albandoz will received full military honors. The public is welcome to attend.