Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3, awarded Religious Programs Specialist Seaman David Miller, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, April 26, for his heroic actions in disarming a woman with a weapon.
Miller was attending a church service Easter Sunday at Mt. Everest Academy in San Diego when a woman went up on stage, holding a gun in one hand and a young child in another.
Miller, along with a few other men, was able to tackle and disarm the woman, and take the child to safety.
(A woman identified as Anna Conkey, 31, entered the Worship service of the Tsidkenu Church. She entered from the back and had a 10-month-old baby in one arm and a handgun in her other hand. She started talking about the Rapture and how all of the members of the Church needed to be martyred. She also made the comment about “Blowing up the foundation of the Church”, which in turn brought out the Bomb Squad who searched the Academy for any possible bombs. She pointed the gun at her baby, while the members of their church dropped to their knees and started to pray. The Pastor approached her and started to talk her down. A Navy man approached from behind and tackled her, while another man grabbed her gun. They subdued her and when officers arrived, she was able to run and the two police officers tackled her. She had a second gun or a taser in her bra. Courtesy of 911 VIDEO NEWS and YouTube. Posted on Apr 22, 2019.)