LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – As the nation mourns the passing of former President George H. W. Bush, a local man is playing a role in funeral ceremonies in Washington.

Early Sunday morning, Greg Sorenson, Supervisor of Market Surveillance and electrical engineer at Southwest Power Pool, and Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, flew to Washington, D.C. to serve as a special naval escort for domestic and international dignitaries and family members attending the U.S. State Funeral ceremonies.  

This unique invitation to honor our former Commander in Chief and WWII hero is an honor unto itself.

Sorenson commands a reserve unit of 30 sailors in Little Rock. Plans evolved quickly Saturday after the announcement that President Bush had passed away Friday night. By Sunday afternoon, he joined 10 other invited Navy officers at Andrews Air Force Base to escort distinguished visitors.

“Any definition of a successful life must include service to others.” –George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States.