Hundreds packed a Korean War veteran's funeral when he died without surviving family members in Nebraska
By Christina Maxouris
June 25, 2019
(CNN)When Dale Quick died earlier this month and left no known survivors, a Nebraska funeral home appealed to his community to make sure he got the funeral he deserved.
"We are appealing to any and all veterans, veterans' clubs and organizations and our community to attend Dale's service to honor an individual who so selflessly served our country," Roper and Sons Funeral Home wrote in an obituary posted to its website.
The 91-year-old "led a simple life" after serving in the military for nearly seven years, the funeral home said.
CNN's Jake Tapper also took to social media to spread the word.
The community heard the call.
On Monday morning, hundreds showed up to pay their respects to Quick, including 50 bikers and flag carriers who led his casket, CNN affiliate KLKN reported.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Sen. Ben Sasse were also there.
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