Guest Room Dedicated in Memory of National Guard Member
Ohio Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Emmanuel “Manny” Kidd passed away in January of 2015 of brain cancer. Just months earlier, he had served a meal to families at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus with members of the Warrant Officer Candidate School where he was a course manager. The group had leftover funds they had raised to pay for the meal, and decided to use those funds to do a one-year sponsorship of a guest room in memory of Chief Kidd. Every class of candidates since then have re-sponsored that same room in Kidd’s honor. What’s more, the classes over the years had been raising enough money to sponsor the room permanently. On February 28, 2019, a ceremony took place dedicating the room, with Kidd’s name permanently displayed on the door.