Community holds funeral for 'unclaimed' Vietnam veteran
Saturday, April 28th 2018
ROMULUS, NY (WROC/CNN) – The hospital called him "an unclaimed individual." But to many, he was a Vietnam veteran who deserved full military honors at his funeral.
Maria Ramos and her mother Norma had known Rudolph Muck III, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, for three years.
"Me and my mother were his caretakers and we just did favors - groceries; he was very fragile," Ramos said.
Earlier in April, Muck was hospitalized and later died. With no known family, the hospital turned to Ramos.
"They asked me if I wanted to be held responsible and I saw no other answer; I had to do it as a military sister and a human being," Ramos said.
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