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Unclaimed remains of 28 veterans to be buried in Oregon

April 23, 2019 - 8:24 am

The unclaimed cremated remains of 28 veterans have been removed from a mortuary in Roseburg, Oregon to be stored at the Douglas County Courthouse until May, when they will be buried with full military honors.

The News-Review of Roseburg reports that the remains include those of four men who served in World War I and 17 who served in World War II. Most of the men died in the 1970s and 1980s.

On May 14, the four World War I veterans’ remains will be transported in a horse-drawn carriage to the Roseburg National Cemetery, where they will interred in the columbarium following a memorial ceremony.

Two additional memorials will be held in May for the other veterans.

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