Public invited to attend ceremony Friday honoring 9 unclaimed Veterans at Beaufort National Cemetery

Public invited to attend ceremony Friday honoring 9 unclaimed Veterans at Beaufort National Cemetery

The remains of 9 military veterans will be laid to rest at Beaufort National Cemetery this Friday. A service will be held at 11 am with full military honors for the veterans and is open to the public.

Wreaths Across America Beaufort invited citizens to come and stand for the veterans at a ceremony set for 11 a.m. The Beaufort National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 19,000 veterans, spanning every major American conflict since, and including, the Civil War.

 

Unknown headstone at Beaufort National Cemetery
Unknown headstone at Beaufort National Cemetery

 

According to a Facebook post by Amvets Post 70, the veterans to be interred are:

– Calvin Forte, Jr., SP4 U.S. Army, Vietnam (Beaufort County)

– Kenneth Hopkins, SSGT USMC, Vietnam (Charleston County)

– Richard Sloane, SR U.S. Navy, Vietnam (Charleston County)

– Paul Graham, Jr., SP4 U.S. Army, Vietnam (Charleston County)

– Michael R. Heaton, SR U.S. Navy, Vietnam (Charleston County)

– Philip McDonnell, FR U.S. Navy, (Charleston County)

– Bruce E. Junkins, A1C U.S. Air Force, Vietnam (Charleston County)

– Raymond O. Herring, Jr., YN2 U.S. Navy (Charleston County)

– Pinkney L. Preston, SR U.S. Navy, Vietnam (Charleston County)

Let’s come together this Friday, December 9, 2022 at 1601 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC 29902, and give these 9 unclaimed Veterans the respect they deserve as they are laid in their final resting place.

 

Beaufort National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in Beaufort County, in the city of Beaufort, South Carolina. Managed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 33.1 acres, and as of 2014, had over 19,000 interments.

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