Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Homeless Vietnam Veteran Escorted With Honor to Rest

Homeless Vietnam vet honored by Funeral home with final free farewell

FOX 2 Now St. Louis
Staff Writer
August 8, 2017

ST. LOUIS, Mo. A homeless veteran will get a special final farewell this morning courtesy of a local funeral home and you can be a part of it.

The owners of Michel Funeral Home on Southwest Avenue are donating services for Sergeant John Beard, a Vietnam veteran who had become homeless in his civilian life. He was 67 when he died recently of cancer.
Beard served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam from 1968 to 1971. He received four different awards and later transferred to the Air Force Reserves.
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