SAN MARCOS -- A team of skydivers took to the air this weekend to remember a war hero and friend by scattering his ashes high above San Marcos.
Lt. Col. Ed Miller died in June after a long battle with cancer. He was 72.
Miller was a jumper for the Marine Corp, proudly serving in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He even won a gold medal for Team USA in the world skydiving championships.
On Sunday, more than a dozen of Miller's team members and friends suited up, climbed aboard a small plane and set out to say goodbye.
With a clear blue sky as their backdrop, the group began to free fall, then released their parachutes. They let Miller's ashes float free, as they descended gently back to Earth.
As part of the ceremony, a Marine with an American flag also jumped. That flag was presented to Miller's family.
"I know he appreciated this just as much as that big beautiful military funeral," said friend Austin Barber. "This is what he would have just loved."