Lisa West Williams posted the video to her Facebook page on Tuesday, February 14 when she arrived in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The hero in the casket is Army Green Beret Shawn Thomas.
Thomas was stationed at Fort Bragg, but on deployment in Africa. He leaves behind his wife, and four children.
At the time of writing this, the video has been viewed over 5.4 million times.
ArmyTimes.com says Thomas, a Special Forces Warrant Officer, died from injuries he suffered in a vehicle accident while serving in Niger, Africa.
You can see the video here.