Veterans Coalition to host service honoring unclaimed veterans

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Courtesy Nevada Veterans Coalition

The Nevada Veterans Coalition will conduct its sixth mission at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery by honoring 13 veterans whose remains have been unclaimed and in the care of a local mortuary.

Services will be conducted with full military honors for 13 veterans at 2 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 8.

Those being honored are:

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  • Thomas Anderson (1920 – 1977) served in the US Army 1940 – 1945 WWII
  • James Betancourt (1926 – 1993) served in the US Navy 1944 – 1944 WWII
  • John Bohm (1925 – 1979) served in the US Navy 1942 – 1946 WWII
  • James Brady (1915 – 1972) served in the US Army 1942 – 1946 WWII
  • Joe Brown (1905 – 1987) served in the US Army 1942 – 1944 WWII
  • Dale Carrigan (1950 – 1986) served in the US Army 1968 – 1970 Vietnam
  • George Carson (1917 – 2004) served in the US Army 1944 – 1946 WWII
  • Paul Cole (1937 – 1997) served in the USAF 1954 – 1962 Korean
  • Willie Crumpler (1902 – 1977) served in the US Army 1942 – 1943 WWII
  • Howard Davis (1909 – 1990) served in the US Army 1944 – 1946 WWII
  • Edgar Erickson (1920 – 1992) served in the US Army 1940 – 1945 WWII
  • Sherwood Jerome (1926 – 1992) served in the US Army 1944 – 1954 WWII
  • Clyde Matthews (1906 – 1990) served in the US Navy/US ARNG 1926-1936/1940-1943 WWII

 

Nevada Veterans Coalition is donating their bus and driver to carry the cremains, which will be escorted by members of the Coalition. Government officials, the public and media are invited to attend.

Thank you from the Nevada Veterans Coalition to Walton’s Funerals and Cremations for their vast database to work from; National Personnel Records Center [NPRC] and their vast team of researchers; all our Nevada Veteran Coalition [NVC] members’ countless volunteer hours of research; the NVC Honor Guard and various other escorts; and the staff at Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery [NNVMC] for guiding us through the proper procedures to get these veterans home where they belong.

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