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A arch agent at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, acted afield by alms inspectors a blink at American figure John Glenn’s anatomy while the anatomy accessible burying in aboriginal 2017, Air Force board found.
It wasn’t the alone case of inappropriate behavior involving the bodies of collapsed account associates by the agent categorical in a address acquired beneath a Freedom of Information Act appeal by Aggressive Times: In one instance involving the burst ear of a account member, the agent allegedly leaned over the charcoal and yelled, “Can you apprehend me?”
The behavior was bedfast to a distinct individual, and there was no systemic botheration at the mortuary, board found, in the advance of 34 academic interviews, talking to 50 witnesses, and reviewing abundant documents. The name of the alone was redacted from the report, but Aggressive Times appear in May 2017 that the Air Force IG was investigating apropos aloft by a Defense Department official about the behavior of William Zwicharowski, then-mortuary annex chief, during the appointment of her analysis aggregation in February and March 2017.
John Glenn: A attending aback John Glenn was a Marine Corps adept of WWII and Korea, a analysis pilot, astronaut and U.S. Senator. As an aviator, he becoming six Distinguished Flying Crosses and Nineteen Air Medals. He retired from the Marine Corps as a Colonel. He was alive April 6, 2017 at Arlington National Cemetery.
“The affirmation adumbrated that animal charcoal were consistently advised with address and account at the [Dover Anchorage Mortuary],” board concluded.
But this agent acted break as a supervisor, and bootless to advance conduct and conduct accepted at the mortuary, they concluded.
During the investigation, the agent was abundant to addition position, and never alternate to assignment at the Dover Anchorage Mortuary, said Air Force backer Ann Stefanek. Although the analysis embodied several allegations of inappropriate behavior by the employee, “earlier this spring, the above agent retired afore any authoritative alive decisions had been made,” she said. None of the allegations complex bent activity.
“The Air Force expects — and will durably accomplish — the accomplished standards of conduct, adequacy and caring as we backpack out our angelic duties at Air Force Mortuary Diplomacy Operations,” Stefanek said.
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The board begin that Glenn’s charcoal were advised with address and account while at the Dover mortuary. Glenn, who in 1962 became the aboriginal American to apogee Earth, was 95 back he died Dec. 8, 2016. A combat-decorated Marine, he was alive at Arlington National Cemetery with abounding aggressive ceremoniousness April 6, 2017, on what would accept been his 74th bells anniversary. Glenn’s ancestors asked the aggressive to affliction for his charcoal in the interim.
In February and March, back a DoD mortuary analysis aggregation was administering a appointed inspection, Zwicharowski allegedly offered to acquiesce the inspectors to appearance Glenn’s remains.
“I begin this action to be acutely inappropriate and alone shocking,” wrote Deborah Skillman, DoD administrator of blow and mortuary affairs, in the announcement about the events.
And admitting actuality counseled about the offer, Zwicharowski allegedly fabricated a additional offer, a few canicule later, to inspectors.
Dover Air Force Base mortuary agent Bill Zwicharowski poses for a photo afterwards an account with The Associated Press about his 2011 bigmouth complaints that led to a Pentagon analysis of the nation’s better aggressive mortuary. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
While Zwicharowski told board that he capital to appearance the affection of affliction back he fabricated the offer, “the advantage of affirmation adumbrated that [he] offered to appearance the analysis aggregation Senator Glenn’s charcoal in adjustment to highlight his own accent ….” board stated. They assured he bootless to conduct himself “in a address appropriate to allow animal charcoal a analogously aerial akin of address and respect.”
Because the analysis aggregation beneath the offer, and no one abroad allegedly beheld Glenn’s charcoal who had no charge to do so, board bent that his anatomy was advised with address and account at all times while at Dover.
Skillman acclaimed in her May 2017 announcement that Zwicharowski fabricated comments advertence he believed the analysis was an act of avengement for accepting exposed, six years prior, how the mortuary amiss the charcoal of some collapsed account associates abiding home from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. She acknowledged that in the memo, autograph “it is important to agenda that this analysis was pursuant to a new DoD analysis policy, and three added sites had been inspected above-mentioned to the team’s analysis of Dover.”
John Glenn’s charcoal were disrespected at the military’s mortuary, Pentagon abstracts adduce
A administrator at the Dover Anchorage Mortuary in Delaware is accused of allurement a aggressive analysis aggregation if they capital to see the iconic astronaut’s body.
By: Karen Jowers
‘Can you apprehend me?’
In the action of investigating the apropos surrounding John Glenn’s remains, board abstruse about a cardinal of added incidents involving Zwicharowski’s leadership, including three contest they advised involving declared inappropriate behavior about collapsed account members’ remains.
Board advised a announcement about one incident, back Zwicharowski allegedly “leaned over and yelled ‘can you apprehend me?’ into the ear of a collapsed account member,” according to the report.
Zwicharowski told board that if he did say those words into a alone ear, it was his way of arresting with a demanding situation. The affirmation didn’t announce he best up the ear back authoritative the comment.
As a supervisor, the employer additionally had a albatross to set and advance standards. The investigator bent that the “behavior was adverse to the [Dover Anchorage Mortuary’s] mission of ensuring address and account to the nation’s collapsed and appropriately not alone was improper, it additionally detracted from [the employee’s] appearance as a supervisor.”
In addition instance, Zwicharowski allegedly manipulated the tendons of a account member’s burst arm so that the average feel confused up in an atrocious gesture. The investigator bent that he may accept manipulated the tendons in the action of authoritative the duke attending added accustomed in the casket, but back addition agent saw it, he interpreted it as a antic and laughed.
The investigator said Zwicharowski had a albatross to let the agent apperceive why he was affective the tendons, and actual any misperceptions about application animal charcoal to accomplish a joke.
Zwicharowski had a albatross to ensure animal charcoal he was caring for were advised with address and respect, the investigator stated, and that included establishing a admiring atmosphere. The investigator begin that Zwicharowski’s behavior was improper.
Board looked into addition address area Zwicharowski allegedly best up a burst duke in a bag, and asked, “Does anybody charge a hand?.” A clergyman told the investigator he was present during the adventure which was added than bristles years ago, and it was a time back the mortuary was acutely busy.
“It was a smile moment and it was an action of advice all the way about the room,” the clergyman told investigators. “… There was annihilation inappropriate in it … from my point of view. … I would say that I accept formed forth with and been a pastor clergyman to bounded burial homes and the affectionate of atmosphere that you would acquisition bench at your bounded burial home is abundant like what you would see at the mortuary. In adjustment to advance sanity, amusement is a connected help.. I’ve never apparent annihilation apropos the anchorage mortuary and bodies … that was annihilation beneath than dignity, account and respect.”
While the words acclimated may not accept been the adopted choice, the investigator stated, in this instance, Zwicharowski didn’t appoint in abnormal conduct in the attendance of animal remains.
While two of the three contest were abnormal behavior, the investigator noted, that the three accomplishments articular during the analysis showed a bottomward trend in Zwicharowski’s conduct.
Zwicharowski could not be accomplished for comment.