Mortician offers to show off astronaut's dead body

  • 27/05/2017

A United States Air Force mortician has been accused of disrespecting military hero and space pioneer John Glenn, by offering to show his body to officials.

Bill Zwicharowski says he only wanted to show the inspectors the embalming process used on remains kept for months.

Mr Glenn died last December, but his wife wanted him buried in April on their wedding anniversary.

But Mr Zwicharowski suspects the Pentagon wants him gone for whistleblowing mishandlings within the headquarters five years ago.

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