DOVER, Del. – An extensive investigation by the air force from the officials to the conclusion that the remains of the astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn were not treated disrespectfully at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary prior to his burial at Arlington National Cemetery last year.
The Air Force launched a probe in May 2017 amid concerns that inspectors who were visiting the facility had been invited to look at Glenn’s remains, which they refused to do.
The report found that Glenn’s remains were treated with dignity, but also cited unrelated incidents of questionable behavior of the former chief of the morgue, William Zwicharowski.
Zwicharowski, who resigned earlier this year, told the Associated Press last year that Glenn’s remains were treated with “impeccable care,” and that the invitation for the inspectors was “purely professional.”