Tuesday, July 3, 2012

WWII veteran buried in cardboard box receives honor

Ceremony held for WWII vet initially buried in cardboard box
July 3, 2012

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — A World War II veteran, who was buried in a cardboard box, was laid to rest again on Tuesday and this time with military honors.

A ceremony was held Tuesday morning at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell for Lawrence Davis Jr.

Dozens of veterans and a handful of dignitaries attended the service, which was something that did not happen in 2005 when Davis was first buried there.

A few months back, workers straightening headstones found Davis's bones one foot underground, with nothing left of the cardboard box he'd been buried in.

There was widespread outrage over his burial.
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