Local Vietnam veteran honored with final ride to Florence National Cemetery
WMBF NBC News
Friday, February 16th 2018
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - The life of a local Vietnam veteran was honored Friday - on his final ride to Florence National Cemetery.
Sheldon Shepherd served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He’s described as an outdoorsman and animal lover.
He passed away in his Conway home last month and was escorted by friends, family, and the Combat Veteran's Motorcycle Association on Friday
Shepherd received a purple heart and two bronze stars for valor.
"He never talked about it much, never bragged about it,” said Richard Caruso, who said he considered Shepherd to be like a brother.
"A tough guy. He wouldn't take any mess but he had a heart of gold. He'd give you the shirt off his back,” he continued.
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