Unaccompanied Veteran burial to be held at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

Contact: Karina Erickson, Press Secretary
(512) 936-0719
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PRESS RELEASE — Sep 05, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI — Tuesday, September 11th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Private John Anthony Piercey, a United States Army Veteran.

Private Piercey served in the Army from April 23rd, 1976, to March 14th, 1977.

Coastal Bend Cemetery staff has coordinated with the cemetery's Honor Guard to ensure that Private Piercey will receive full military honors. If no next-of-kin presents themselves at the ceremony, the On-Site Representative of the Veterans Land Board will accept the United States flag on Private Piercey's behalf.

The Veterans Land Board works with the local community and fellow veterans support groups to ensure that NO Veteran is ever left behind after they pass away.

The Coastal Bend community is encouraged to attend.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.

Service for Private John Anthony Piercey, U.S. Army Veteran



Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

9974 IH 37 Access Road Corpus Christi, Texas 78410

Media is welcome and we ask that you RSVP so that we can facilitate your coverage of the service.

Thank you for your support of our Texas veterans.

Together as a community, we can guarantee that no veteran is EVER left behind.


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