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Two vets died with no family to mourn them. 400 strangers made sure that didn't happen


Two vets died with no family to mourn them. 400 strangers made sure that didn't happen

About 400 people showed up for funerals for two Vietnam vets who had no family or next of kin.
 

(CNN)They left this world with no family or close friends around to mourn them. Still, they weren't laid to rest alone.

Funeral services were held Thursday in Corpus Christi, Texas, for two Vietnam War vets. When Army veteran Clifford Ray Dudley and Marine Lance Cpl. Dennis Ray Ashley both died recently, no next of kin or family could be found.
So the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery put out a call to the public, seeking people who would attend the funerals, with full military honors, for the two men. An estimated 400 people, all strangers to Dudley and Ashley, showed up to pay tribute.

Two vets died with no family to mourn them. 400 strangers made sure that didn't happen

About 400 people showed up for funerals for two Vietnam vets who had no family or next of kin.
 

(CNN)They left this world with no family or close friends around to mourn them. Still, they weren't laid to rest alone.

Funeral services were held Thursday in Corpus Christi, Texas, for two Vietnam War vets. When Army veteran Clifford Ray Dudley and Marine Lance Cpl. Dennis Ray Ashley both died recently, no next of kin or family could be found.
So the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery put out a call to the public, seeking people who would attend the funerals, with full military honors, for the two men. An estimated 400 people, all strangers to Dudley and Ashley, showed up to pay tribute.
 





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