This photograph shows the arrival of one of Gloucester’s own, Michael Grella, 21, at Logan Airport in March. Michael, who grew up in Gloucester, enlisted in the Army after graduating High School and held the rank of Specialist.
The photographer is unknown, but was a passenger on the American Airlines flight. Michael’s sister, Jessica Grella, recently posted the photo on her Facebook page, in hopes of finding out who the photographer is. She gave me permission to send it to Good Morning Gloucester.
In the photo you can see the gathering of escorts, Logan Airport Fire Department, State Police, TSA, and family to the right, paying their respects. Many people on the plane had their hands over their hearts, and more paid their respects in the terminal.
Jessica wrote, “I would love to know who the person was who took this photo and thank them. It’s almost like you can see heaven opening up for Michael. Mike, we miss you so much.”