Ohio National Guard News

OHARNG Warrant Officer Candidate School students
rededicate room at Ronald McDonald House
to honor former course manager

Story, photos and video by Sgt. Andrew Kuhn, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Group photo of members of the Ohio Army National Guard Warrant Officer Candidate School with Kidd's widow in center.

A room at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, across from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, is rededicated Sept. 29, 2017, in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Emanuel Kidd, who died of cancer in January 2015. Members of the Ohio Army National Guard Warrant Officer Candidate School raised funds to continue sponsorship of the room in memory of Chief Kidd. Ronald McDonald House Charities provide low-cost or free housing to families of seriously ill children while they are in the hospital.

Priscilla Kidd (center), widow of former Chief Warrant Officer 3 Emanuel Kidd, cuts the ribbon during a room dedication with Brig. Gen. Anthony DiGiacomo (right), commander of the Ohio Army National Guard Special Troops Command (Provisional), and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jay Stuckman, state command chief warrant officer, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, across from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Priscilla Kidd (left), widow of former Chief Warrant Officer 3 Emanuel Kidd, receives the Eagle Rising for Warrant Officers award, from Chief Warrant Officer 3 Janisha Henry, a human resources technician with the 16th Engineer Brigade, Sept. 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The award was established to recognize the achievements and dedicated service of Army National Guard Warrant Officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, technical skills and professionalism.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (01/29/18) — A room at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, across from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, was rededicated last fall in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Emanuel “Manny” Kidd, who died of cancer in January 2015.

Members of the Ohio Army National Guard Warrant Officer Candidate School raised funds to continue sponsorship of the room in memory of Chief Kidd. Ronald McDonald House Charities provide low-cost or free housing to families of seriously ill children while they are in the hospital.

As part of the rededication, Chief Kidd’s widow, Priscilla, accepted the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Eagle Rising Award for outstanding Army National Guard warrant officers, on behalf of her husband. Chief Kidd, formerly of Cincinnati, received the award posthumously for his work as OHARNG Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) course manager and TAC (training, advising and counselling) officer for Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 147th Regiment (Regional Training Institute). READ MORE

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