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Mortuary chief: Glenn’s remains ‘was given impeccable care’

DOVER, Del. – As air force officials investigate allegations that the inspectors were invited to view the remains of the astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief says Glenn’s remains were treated with “impeccable care.”

William Zwicharowski said Friday in a text message to The Associated Press that he’s proud of the job he and his staff did in the care for Glenn’s remains during the months between his death in December last year, and his funeral in April.

Air Force officials are investigating concerns during a recent inspection in the Dover mortuary on the management of the establishment, and the allegations that the inspectors were invited to look at Glenn’s remains, which they refused to do.

The mortuary passed the inspection with a score of 94 percent.

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Associated Press reporter Lolita Baldor in Washington contributed to this report.

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