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'Calling All Veterans' Funeral home invites public to attend funeral of Vietnam vet with no family

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 10:26:11-04

MADISON — A funeral home in Madison is calling on veterans and the public to help them salute a Army veteran who died at a nursing home in Greencastle on Thursday.

"A Vietnam veteran, about 100 miles away, died today. We know his name but that detail really lacks significance," the funeral home posted on their Facebook page. "Although the nursing home where the 62-year-old resided put food on his table and provided a roof over his head, society could not provide the one essential link the Specialist 4 soldier desperately needed. The love and support of family."

Morgan & Nay Funeral Home says they donated a casket and traveled to Greencastle to pick up the 62-year-old soldier who served during in Vietnam.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 16 at 1 p.m. at the Indiana Memorial Cemetery chapel on Madison's hilltop.

"Only his cohorts, regardless of branch or rank, know the realities and commitment of military service, with or without war," the funeral home wrote. "We thus issue an invitation to all veterans who can accommodate the Tuesday time frame, to please come and honor a comrade who like you sacrificed much for our country. We hope you can join us to create a spirit of family and a closure of dignity."

All citizens are welcome to the service.