Thursday, September 28, 2017

27 Veterans Laid to Rest After Being Forgotten

Remains of 27 veterans laid to rest after decades

KMVT 11 News
Rebecca Kitchen
September 26, 2017

FERNLEY, Nev. (KOLO) -- They served our county, but for decades, the remains of 27 veterans were unclaimed at Walton's Mortuary in Fernley, Nevada. They served in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and most of them passed nearly 30 years ago.

"Nobody ever came to claim them," Tom Draughon with the Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition said. "Nobody ever came and took them home."


Draughon says they will continue to look until every veteran who passes hears the words, 'Well done, good and faithful patriot. Enter into your well earned rest."

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The veterans who were laid to rest are:
Charles Beckerman (1896-1984) served in the US Navy 1918 - 1918 WWI
Gerald Gillingham (1900-1990) served in the US Army 1918 - 1918 WWI
Edward Gerval (1915-1990) served in the US Navy 1945 - 1945 WWII
Joseph Bosse (1917-1988) served in the US Army 1941 - 1945 WWII
William Degliantoni (1919-1990) served in the US Navy 1940 - 1945 WWII
William Guthrie (1925-1990) served in the US Navy 1943 - 1946 WWII
Arturo Hayes (1922-1983) served in the US Marine Corp 1944 - 1946 WWII
Webster Johnson (1911-1988) served in the US Navy 1942 - 1946 WWII
Bernard Koolpe (1914-1988) served in the US Army 1940 - 1945 WWII
Richard Long (1921-1988) served in the US Army 1943 - 1950 WWII
Sterling McPherson (1921-1990) served in the US Army 1945 - 1947 WWII
Knox Moore (1921-1989) served in the US Merchant Marines 1942 - 1945 WWII
Eddie Robbins (1923-1988) served in the US Army 1945 - 1947 WWII
Andrew Sealock (1920-1990) served in the US Army 1943 - 1946 WWII
Earl Spaulding (1921-1989) served in the US Navy 1943 - 1945 WWII
Lorenzo Thompson (1913-1988) served in the US Army 1942 - 1945 WWII
Heinrich Ulrich Jr. (1907-1989) served in the US Navy 1943 - 1945 WWII
James White (1915-1989) served in the US Army 1943 - 1946 WWII
James Wilson (1920-1988) served in the US Army 1944 - 1946 WWII
James Adams (1924-1989) served in the US Navy 1944 - 1952 WWII/Korea
Edward Alexander (1921-1989) served in the US Navy 1941 - 1952 WWII/Korea
Lyle LaMere (1923-1989) served in the US Air Force 1942 - 1963 WWII/Korea
Devier Tozer (1925-1989) served in the US Navy 1943 - 1950 WWII/Korea
Terry Fausch (1934-1983) served in the US Air Force 1951 - 1955 Korea
Patrick Ingram (1936-1985) served in the US Army 1954 - 1957 Korea
Charles Roe (1921-1990) served in the US Navy 1941 - 1946/1969 - 1974 WWII/Vietnam
Ronald Bowser (1947-1984) served in the US Army 1965 - 1976 Vietnam
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