Strangers attend funeral of veteran with no next of kin

Strangers attend funeral of veteran with no next of kin



PATRICK: STRANGERS ATTENDED THE
FUNERAL FOR A VIETNAM-ERA
MARINE WHO DIDN’T HAVE NEXT OF
KIN. PEOPLE CAME FROM AROUND THE
STATE TO HONOR 70-YEAR-OLD LAN
CORPORAL NIXON P. RICHARDSON. 12 NEWS TERRY SATER REPORTS ON
THE SERVICE.>>,, FIRE. AIM, FIRE. A 70-YEAR-OLD MARINE DIDN’T
HAVE ANY FAMILY AT HIS FUNERAL.>>WE ARE HERE TO COMMEMORATE
THE HONORABLE SERVICE OF NIX
P. RICHARDSON.>>THE LANCE CORPORAL WHO SERVED
THREE YEARS AS A MARINE DURING
THE VIETNAM WAR WAS REMEMBERED
THROUGH THE KINDNESS OF
STRANGERS AND VETERANS WHO
PACKED A CHAPEL IN UNION GROVE. DEAN BUTZLER RECIEVED NIXON
RICHARDSON’S FLAG.>>DEAN
>>THEY PUT THEIR LIFE ON THE
LINE EVERY DAY WHEN THEY’RE OUT
THERE DOING THIS STUFF. AND TO HAVE NOBODY TO REPRESENT
THEM IS JUST NOT THE WAY IT
SHOULD BE DONE. ♪
>>TRAVIS PAULSON DIDN’T KNOW
RICHARDSON, BUT HE TRAVELED AN
HOUR FROM FORT ATKINSON TO BE
HERE.>>I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE
THAT SOMEBODY, I WAS GLAD TO SEE
THE TURNOUT. BUT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO ME TO
COME OUT AND PAY MY RESPECTS TO
HIM.>>THE MARINE IS NOW BURIED HERE
ALONGSIDE THOUSANDS OF OTHER
VETERANS WHO SERVED THEIR
COUNTRY. THE MARINE WHO HAD NO FAMILY AT
HIS FUNERAL IS NOT ALONE. ♪
>>AT THE SOUTHERN WISCONSIN
VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY,
TERRY SATER, WISN 12 NEWS. PATRICK: A VETERANS CEMETERY
SPOKESMAN

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