StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative records stories from members of the U.S. military and their families. Brian McConnell holds a job that many of us might not have even realized existed. He runs the Delta Honor Guard, a volunteer group with Delta Airlines started at Atlanta's Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport , that greets every plane that carries the remains of a fallen military member. At StoryCorps in 2016, Brian, now 59, spoke with his wife, Nora, about why the work is so important to him. Before shifting into his current position as Honor Guard coordinator, Brian worked as a ramp agent for much of his 38 years at Delta. He loaded aircraft baggage, guided planes to gates and conducted a host of plane servicing tasks. But in 2005,...
READ MORE >
'This Is My Way Of Serving.' How An Airline Worker Honors Fallen Military Members