Nobody Knew The Real Identity Of A Humble Janitor And The Truth Shocked Everyone

The phrase “never judge a book by its cover” doesn’t only apply to novels, but to people as well. That was exactly the case for William “Bill” Crawford, a humble janitor who kept to himself worked as a janitor at an American Air Force Academy. While many people at the academy might have assumed that he was just another regular janitor, little did they know he had a past that would not only shock, but earn the immense respect of everyone at the school.

A Typical Janitor

Man standing outside of academy
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William “Bill” Crawford was a mild-tempered, soft-spoken janitor at the renowned U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He was diligent about his work, making sure everything was clean and in order for the approximate 100 cadets at the school. Like most janitors, he went relatively unnoticed in the halls.

Aside from knowing that he kept things clean, those attending the academy didn’t think twice about the janitor, especially when it came to his past. It turned out to be something they would never have imagined.