A member of the U.S. military honor guard appeared to pass out as he awaited the arrival of the late Democratic Georgia Rep. John Lewis’ casket.
A member of the military honor guard that will bring the casket of Rep. John Lewis into the U.S. Capitol appears to have fainted as the temperature continues to climb in Washington, D.C. pic.twitter.com/f8KLkN1qnG
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 27, 2020
The sailor, dressed in Navy whites and wearing a face mask due to coronavirus restrictions, could be seen lying on the ground in front of the Capitol while another service member checked on him.
— Max Lewis (@MaxLewisTV) July 27, 2020
Oh my… this is troubling. One of the members of the honor guard at the John Lewis funeral ceremony just collapsed. pic.twitter.com/lrXaYd0iqu
— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) July 27, 2020
One of the honor guard just toppled over pic.twitter.com/2zOWbs9GKv
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) July 27, 2020
The honor guard member fainted after standing at attention in the sweltering heat — temperatures reached the high 90s in the nation’s capital Monday — waiting for Lewis’ casket to arrive. The Civil Rights icon, who passed away some ten days earlier, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. (RELATED: Rep. John Lewis To Lie In State In The US Capitol)
The casket carrying late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis arrives at Joint Base Andrews, where a military honor guard saluted him. Lewis will lie in state at the US Capitol. https://t.co/H3rwt6qEA7 pic.twitter.com/lg2lsIoPq5
— CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2020
The sailor was able to get up and walk inside with some assistance a short time later.
Here’s the sailor (member of John Lewis’s honor guard) walking away a few moments later with assistance. pic.twitter.com/ni6CIpPX1S
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 27, 2020