Military ‘family’ honors their own



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SIERRA VISTA — They were soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and a member of the Merchant Marines.

They ranged in age from 58 to 87.

They were combat veterans or had served in peace time.

Their commonality was they were homeless or indigent veterans.

On Wednesday, the 20 honorably discharged veterans were laid to rest at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.

Although their end days may have been lonely, going to their final resting place wasn’t, as nearly 300 people were present when their cremains were placed in a number of columbarium niches.




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