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Airport room offers comfort to troops

Father of slain Marine helping with effort

Recruits bound for Navy training in Georgia wait for their flight in the Capt. John J. McKenna IV Military Courtesy Room at Albany International Airport on Tuesday.
Recruits bound for Navy training in Georgia wait for their flight in the Capt. John J. McKenna IV Military Courtesy Room at Albany International Airport on Tuesday.
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After his son was killed in Iraq in 2006, John McKenna began running a foundation that served injured Marines. But mailing out checks failed to satisfy him. So when a friend asked whether he wanted to help create a special room for traveling military personnel at the Albany International Airport, he said yes. The Capt. John J. McKenna IV Military Courtesy Room opened in March 2010. Since then, almost 12,000 military personnel have visited. The ...


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