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Delta employees stood ramrod straight as a box draped in an American flag rolled off an aircraft at the Atlanta airport. Delta volunteers reverently handled the precious cargo, which contained the remains of a soldier who had been missing since World War II. That same afternoon, those volunteers – the ...
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July 11, 2019, 4 p.m.
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When Delta people heard during their morning commute that Atlanta radio personality Kristin Klingshirn would be flying that afternoon with a special request, they resolved to make a difficult day a memorable experience. The co-host of The Bert Show, a syndicated radio program, was traveling from Atlanta to Ohio last ...
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It's been a long journey home for Private Herman Mulligan, a 21-year-old U.S. Marine who was killed in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. Detailed in a New York Times article, the young veteran's remains were believed to be lost among the many U.S. troops who perished in World War ...
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The Delta Honor Guard, a volunteer network of hundreds of frontline employees who provide services for fallen soldiers being flown home, was honored with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Americanism Award. The organization's top honor, this award recognizes people and institutions for their commitment to patriotism and their support of ...
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Delta employees take immense pride in the company's longstanding support of the U.S. military. Accordingly, when a recent flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta carried the remains of a fallen soldier, the aircraft was met by the Delta Honor Guard, employee volunteers who pay respects to those who have made the ...
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Just before Memorial Day, a fallen hero made it to his final resting place. The Delta Honor Guard escorted the serviceman in a flag-draped casket home to Minnesota on Thursday.​ Navy fireman third class Glaydon Iverson was aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor, when the ship ...
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Jim H. Johnston, a 23-year-old sailor, was named among the 429 servicemen killed aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma 75 years ago in the Pearl Harbor attack. But Johnston's remains were not identified till last year. Today, Johnston will finally be laid to rest in his hometown of Wesson, Miss. And when ...
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After Marine Pfc. Ben H. Gore was killed in fierce fighting in the Gilbert Islands in 1943, his body was buried in a local battlefield cemetery. After the war U.S. officials went to the Pacific to bring the remains of American servicemen home, but Gore’s were not found. Fittingly, it ...
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"All gave some, some gave all." For anyone who’s witnessed, it’s a solemn sight. A fallen hero in a flag-draped casket on an airport tarmac being escorted home to his or her final resting place. It’s something Brian McConnell stands watch over at least once a week. The 33-year Delta ...
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A member of the Honor Guard keeps watch over a fallen U.S. service member.