An Illinois Army National Guard soldier escorted Wednesday a kindergartner whose father died in a military training accident last year to her first father-daughter dance.
First Sgt. Jospeh Bierbrodt, of Sheridan Hills, with the 933rd Military Police Company, took 5-year-old Cayleigh Hinton to the dance in which girls from preschool through eighth grade were invited to bring their dad or “special man in their life.”
Beirbrodt, in full dress uniform, let the 5-year-old Cayleigh stand on his polished shoes as the two slow danced together at Our Lady of Humility School in Beach Park.
Cayleigh, who is described as “daddy’s little girl” by her mother, was also escorted by the Patriot Guard, Beach Park Fire Protection District, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Winthrop Harbor Police and Fire Departments, and Zion Police and Fire Departments to the dance.
(Published Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018)
Her father, Sgt. Terrence Hinton, died in a training accident May 14, 2017 …