Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Navy Veteran Edward Merrick Laid to Rest by SWAT Team

Killeen: Navy veteran with no family laid to rest

KWTX 10 News
By Sam DeLeon
August 8, 2017


KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Mildred Wilson was the caretaker for Edward Merrick, a Big Spring native and Navy veteran who died last week with no family to lay him to rest.
"People do care for those that have no family. I considered him part of my family and to know others will accept him that way as is wonderful, it really is," said Wilson
Today, Central Texas residents, local veterans and members of the Williamson County SWAT Team were at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen to give Merrick a burial with military honors.
The officers stepped in as pallbearers for Merrick.