Join Us For An Unaccompanied Veteran Burial At The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

Contact: Kimberly Hubbard
(512) 936-9582
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PRESS RELEASE — Jun 22, 2023

KILLEEN — On Wednesday, June 28th at 11:00 a.m. sharp, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran Burial for U.S. Army Veteran Private First Class (PFC) James Earl Pickens. Born on July 27, 1960, PFC Pickens served from August 1978 to August 1981.

unattended burial announcement for James Earl Pickens who will be buried on June 28, 2023 at eleven o'clock

PFC Pickens is not expected to have any next-of-kin attend his burial. Please help us spread the word and ensure that this U.S. Army Veteran is not buried alone. Members of the Killeen community are encouraged to attend.

PFC Pickens will receive military honors. If no next-of-kin is present at the burial, a Veterans Land Board Representative will accept the United States flag on his behalf. 

The Texas Veterans Land Board works with the local communities and fellow Veterans service organizations to ensure that NO Veteran is EVER left behind.

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