Veterans unclaimed by family members to be buried Thursday at DFW National Cemetery
Eight Veterans, whose remains have been unclaimed by family members, will be buried with full military honors at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday. The North Texas Patriot Guard Riders, the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth Honor Guard, the Texas National Guard Military Funeral Honors teams, and Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery will hold the joint service, which is open to the public.
“We are humbled to help provide the military honors these Veterans deserve,” said Larry Williams, director of the DFW National Cemetery. “It is important to express our country’s deep gratitude for veterans like these who have served our nation in the Armed Forces.”
Those attending should be at the Public Information Center by 9:45 am for the procession to the committal shelter. A folding and presentation of the flag and playing of TAPS will be performed by the Honor Guard teams, and a short eulogy will be performed by the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders.
Veterans being honored are:
Bryan Paul Yates, Navy SR
James E. Workman Jr., Navy PO3
Schuyler Allen Whitney, Navy PR3
Franklin Ambrose Sentell, Navy PO2
Vivian Regina Lary, Navy SN
Terry Jay Pickering, Army SP4
Johnny Dale Harvey, Army PV1
Ruben Isaac Young, Army Unknown
The 638-acre cemetery opened May 2000 and is located in southwestern Dallas adjacent to Mountain Creek Lake. Since inception, the cemetery has conducted more than 50,000 interments of Veterans and eligible dependents.