ARLINGTON — The following is a message from Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Bodie regarding the death of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan S. Ghabour, a former Arlington Public Schools student who was tragically killed in an overseas helicopter crash on Thursday, Nov. 12.
“We were extremely saddened to learn of the tragic death of APS alumni Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Ghabour.
“We thank Marwan for his valiant service to his country and his community. His memory is one our school district will honor and remember.
“On behalf of the entire Arlington School District, we offer our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the family and their loved ones during this difficult time.”
Arlington High School Principal Dr. Matthew Janger added, “Marwan is remembered by his teachers as a student committed to service. He was proud to serve his country and we are deeply saddened by his loss and honored by his sacrifice.”
Arlington High School Soccer Coach Lance Yodzio also added, “Marwan was such a hard-working player and stepped up big-time for the team in the 2009 tournament run. He was a real committed teammate. In the spirit of giving back, he was the volunteer goalkeeper coach in 2015. Our soccer team will dedicate the remaining week of the season in honor of his memory. At our last home game next Saturday, we will conduct a moment of silence.”