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Thousands Attend 'Unaccompanied' Air Force Vet's Funeral

"We are overwhelmed at all this love and support. We do NOT leave Veterans behind."

Culture Beat · Jan. 31, 2019

“Thousands of strangers responded to an urgent appeal to attend Monday’s funeral for an Air Force veteran from Texas. The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen appealed for supporters to attend the funeral of ‘unaccompanied’ veteran Joseph Walker in a Facebook post that went viral over the weekend. ‘We are overwhelmed at all this love and support. We do NOT leave Veterans behind,’ the cemetery wrote on Facebook after the service.”

Walker served in the USAF from 1964 to 1968.

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