Katrina Brysonís eyes traced the path of the KC-130 that circled the blue sky over Central Park Amphitheater in Rancho Santa Margarita on Wednesday. The refueling tanker was the plane most loved by her husband, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson.

It was the same kind of plane Stephen L. Bryson, 36, died in when he and six other Marines, attempting to land on an isolated airstrip, crashed into a rocky hilltop in southwest Pakistan on Jan. 9.