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COMING HOME — White-Ranson Funeral Home officials Brent Callicott (driving the hearse) and Skipper White traveled to Memphis Thursday morning to bring home Union City native Lt. Richard “Tito” Lannom, who died 51 years ago today when his A-6A aircraft went down over the Quang Ninh Province of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. His remains were recovered in 2017 and identified in 2018. He received an escort by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Obion County Sheriff’s Office and Union City Police Department. Visitation for Lannom, who had been listed as Obion County’s only missing in action from the Vietnam War, will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Dinosaur Hall at Discovery Park of America. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. A procession from DPA will travel south along Everett Boulevard from DPA to Reelfoot Avenue, turn left and travel east to Miles Avenue and then north before arriving at East View Cemetery at about 2:15 p.m. Residents not attending the services are encouraged to line the funeral route to pay their respects. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has declared Saturday a day of mourning for Lannom, with flags to be flown at half staff.

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