‘Unclaimed’ Vietnam veteran who died in December buried with honors in Higginsville
FOX 4 KC
BY MICHELLE PEKARSKY AND MARCUS OFFICER
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. — A Vietnam War veteran who died in December and whose body remained unclaimed until a Missouri coroner got involved, was laid to rest with honors Wednesday afternoon in Higginsville, Mo., surrounded by some of his relatives.
Pettis County Coroner Robert ‘Skip” Smith found Dennis Gray’s discharge papers at Gray’s home in Sedalia, Mo., after the veteran passed away.
Initially, no one knew how to contact Gray’s family members but with the help of the coroner and other strangers, they were located and attended the service.
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