Thursday, December 15, 2016

Vietnam Veteran Laid to Rest By Veterans Community

'We're a veterans community'
About 40 Central Texas residents attend unaccompanied funeral

Killeen Daily Herald By Ebriah Swenson
December 14, 2016

“We’re a veterans community. Fort Hood is one of biggest military bases in the world. It was very unique that we interred a Marine today, and I just happen to be a Marine, because most of the time it’s Army personnel. This time, it happened to be a Marine, so I wanted to make sure that I, personally, was here for that.” Lewis Stubbs
Eric J. Shelton | Herald
Supporters salute during an unaccompanied veteran funeral for James Wesley Jones Wednesday the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Area residents gathered at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen on Wednesday to lay James Wesley Jones, a former Marine and a Vietnam War veteran, to rest.

Jones, who had no family members attend the funeral, served in the Marine Corps from July 1965 to September 1969.
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