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Unaccompanied Veteran Burial

Odessa American - 10/2/2023

Oct. 2—KILLEEN — The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 Fort Hood Street in Killeen, will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran Burial for U.S. Army Corporal Mirl Duane Forrest at 11 a.m. sharp Oct. 5. Born on April 3, 1937, Corporal Forrest served from September 1954 to October 1963.

Corporal Forrest is not expected to have any next-of-kin attend his burial. Members of the Killeen community are encouraged to attend.

Corporal Forrest will receive military honors. If no next-of-kin is present at the burial, a Veterans Land Board Representative will accept the United States flag on his behalf.

The Texas Veterans Land Board works with the local communities and fellow Veterans service organizations to ensure that no veteran is ever left behind.


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