Saturday, March 18, 2017

Vietnam Veteran Sidney Randall Skeeter Laid to Rest With Honor

Vietnam veteran with no immediate family honored by fellow servicemen 
WJLA ABC 7 News 
by Elizabeth Tyree and Chris Hoffman 
Friday, March 17th 2017
Skeeter was born in 1949 in Nelson County and served in the Vietnam War where he received several awards including a Purple Heart.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A Vietnam veteran was honored one last time in Lynchburg on Friday. When Tharp Funeral Home learned he had no immediate family, they worked with extended family and fellow veterans to help pay tribute to him. Sidney Randall Skeeter died Saturday.
"That means he was a real honorable patriot, and he deserves all the honor that we can give him," said Gary Witt, a local veteran. "We need to respect him and we need to give him the honor that he deserves, I feel proud that we are able to be here just to show respect to him [Friday]." read more here