14 Nov '17, 11am

Outrage sparked after airman takes knee during ceremony; Air Force says he felt faint: An…

Outrage sparked after airman takes knee during ceremony; Air Force says he felt faint: An…

RAF MILDENHALL, England — An airman attacked on social media for appearing to take a knee in protest during a Remembrance Day service near the Mildenhall War Memorial on Sunday morning was just feeling faint, Air Force officials said. The airman first class from RAF Mildenhall, while participating in a ceremony detail in dress uniform, stood and saluted during the U.S. and British national anthems, according to photos contributed to Stars and Stripes. He stepped backward out of the formation and fell to a knee when the music to reveille began playing. Feeling faint after locking the knees during formation “can be a common occurrence for airmen participating in these types of events and at no time did this airman display or intend any disrespect to either the U.S. or U.K. servicemembers the event was honoring,” the base said in a statement on Monday. The airman’s name is be...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/outrage-sparked-after-airman...

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