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Video of students hugging security guard on last day of school goes …

KENNESAW, Georgia A school security guard in Georgia is going to be really missed this summer. A video showing children hugging Jonathan Broadnax at Mount Paran Christian School has gone viral. The school posted the video on its Facebook page[1], and said:

Caught on security camera!

Second-graders said thank you to #MPCSServantLeaders[2] like Captain Broadnax. We know this was one of many heartfelt goodbyes for summer. Make this summer memorable #MPCSFamily[3]! See you in August. In the video, you see the kids hugging him and giving him high-fives. Captain Broadnax, a military veteran, told ABC News[4], the kids were thanking him for keeping them safe. They were saying things like, Thank you for protecting us. Thank you so much, Mr. Jonathan; thank you for keeping us safe. You can t hear the sound on the video, but that was what they were actually saying. Oh man, I tell you, if the video ran just a little bit longer, you would see me run inside and cry.

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  1. ^ its Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  2. ^ #MPCSServantLeaders (www.facebook.com)
  3. ^ #MPCSFamily (www.facebook.com)
  4. ^ told ABC News (abcnews.go.com)

Video of students hugging security guard on last day of school goes viral

KENNESAW, Georgia A school security guard in Georgia is going to be really missed this summer. A video showing children hugging Jonathan Broadnax at Mount Paran Christian School has gone viral. The school posted the video on its Facebook page[1], and said:

Caught on security camera!

Second-graders said thank you to #MPCSServantLeaders[2] like Captain Broadnax. We know this was one of many heartfelt goodbyes for summer. Make this summer memorable #MPCSFamily[3]! See you in August. In the video, you see the kids hugging him and giving him high-fives. Captain Broadnax, a military veteran, told ABC News[4], the kids were thanking him for keeping them safe. They were saying things like, Thank you for protecting us. Thank you so much, Mr. Jonathan; thank you for keeping us safe. You can t hear the sound on the video, but that was what they were actually saying. Oh man, I tell you, if the video ran just a little bit longer, you would see me run inside and cry.

34.023434 -84.615490

References

  1. ^ its Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  2. ^ #MPCSServantLeaders (www.facebook.com)
  3. ^ #MPCSFamily (www.facebook.com)
  4. ^ told ABC News (abcnews.go.com)

Air Force probing worker who offered peeks at John Glenn’s body

Air Force probing worker who offered peeks at John Glenn’s body

GateHouse Ohio Media Published: May 26, 2017 11:48 AM

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WASHINGTON Between the December funeral and April burial of former astronaut and Ohio Sen. John Glenn, an employee at the air base where the body was stored twice offered to let inspectors see Glenn s remains. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has directed the service s inspector general to investigate. Col. Patrick S. Ryder, an Air Force spokesman at the Pentagon, said, The Air Force takes extremely seriously its responsibility to fulfill the nation s sacred commitment of ensuring dignity, honor and respect to the fallen and care, service and support to their families, according to the Military Tiimes, which broke the story.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the Air Force will determine what further corrective actions, if any, may be necessary and appropriate. If any allegations of misconduct are substantiated, those involved will be held accountable.

A May 11 memo from Deborah Skillman, Defense Department director of casualty and mortuary affairs, called the actions of the employee at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware clearly inappropriate and personally shocking. She was part of an Air Force inspection team that was offered the two opportunities to see Glenn s body.

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One defense official, who spoke to the Times only on the condition of anonymity, said: If he did that with our inspection team, who else did he make that offer to? Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, died Dec. 8, 2016 at age 95. His body lay in repose at the Statehouse and a memorial service was held at Ohio State University on May 16. But he was not buried in Arlington National Cemetary until April 6, on what would have been John and Annie Glenn s 74th anniversary.

In the interim, his body was stored at the Delaware air base, which handles the remains of slain troops from overseas. Glenn s family asked the Air Force to care for his body to ensure an increased level of privacy and security for a renowned public servant, Marine Corps officer, and pioneer of space exploration, Skillman s memo said, the Times reported. But on Feb. 28 and March 2, William Zwicharowski, the mortuary s branch chief, offered to allow the inspectors to view the deceased, she wrote.

Moreover, this offer to view the remains was also made in the presence of, and observed by, junior personnel on the Dover Mortuary Branch staff. The inspectors declined and at no time viewed the remains, the Times was told.

Glenn s family has been notified of the incidents. Skillman wrote, Concerning to me, is that even after Mr. Zwicharowski was counseled by his chain of command regarding the inappropriate nature of his earlier offer, he repeated it. … This breach of protocol is serious and troubling as these offers were made to members of an official Department of Defense inspection team on-site to inspect the facility and determine whether it was in compliance with applicable procedures and policy and being well-run by its leadership. Skillman noted that Zwicharowski said he believed the inspection reprisal for exposing in 2011 how the mortuary mishandled the remains of troops killed in Afghanistan or Iraq. She rejected that allegation, adding, It is important to note that this inspection was pursuant to a new DoD inspection policy, and three other sites had been inspected prior to the team s inspection of Dover.

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