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

Contact: Karina Erickson Press Secretary Texas General Land Office
(512) 475-5144
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PRESS RELEASE — Mar 28, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI — Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. SHARP, the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for SGT Andrew Cavazos Ybarra. Ybarra served in the United States Air Force from 1975 to 1979.

Ybarra is not expected to have anyone attend his funeral. Please help us spread the word and ensure that our United States Air Force Veteran is not buried alone. Members of the Coastal Bend community are welcome to attend.

Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery staff has coordinated with the local honor guard to ensure that Ybarra 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 Ybarra’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.

Please consider sharing our social media posts to help notify the community on both Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, April 1, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. SHARP
Service for SGT Andrew Cavazos Ybarra, U.S. Air Force Veteran

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.

While notice times vary, the Texas Veterans Land Board issues an advisory to the community upon notice of an unaccompanied Veteran burial.

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