100th Unaccompanied Veteran burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

Contact: Karina Erickson Press Secretary Texas General Land Office
(512) 475-5144
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PRESS RELEASE — Mar 08, 2019

Today, AUSTIN — Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Major Lee Shotwell Jr., a United States Army Veteran.

Shotwell is not expected to have anyone attend his funeral, as no next-of-kin could be contacted. Please help us spread the word and ensure that our United States Army Veteran is not buried alone. Members of the Central Texas community are welcome to attend. 
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery staff has coordinated with the Fort Hood Casualty Office to ensure that Shotwell 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 Shotwell’s behalf.
The Texas Veterans Land Board works with the local community and fellow Veterans service organizations to ensure that NO Veteran is EVER left behind. Please join us to honor his life and service with a full military burial.  

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
Service for Major Lee Shotwell Jr., U.S. Army Veteran
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
11463 State Highway 195, Killeen, TX 76542
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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