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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 11:03 PM

Hundreds of Strangers Honor Vietnam Veteran Stanley Stoltz at his Burial

" Vietnam veteran Stanley Stoltz died alone in Omaha this month. It looked like he would be buried alone, until strangers braved the bitter cold to honor a man they never met. There were hundreds of strangers in military fatigues and civilian attire, remembering the service and patriotism of the 73-year-old army private.

The rallying cry for Stoltz began a week ago, when the funeral home was concerned no one would show at the burial and posted a notice in the Omaha World-Herald. It said, "The public is invited to the cemetery to honor a Vietnam veteran with no known family."

Thank-you, Sir.



https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hundreds-of-strangers-honor-vietnam-veteran-stanley-stoltz-at-his-burial/

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Reply Hundreds of Strangers Honor Vietnam Veteran Stanley Stoltz at his Burial (Original post)
Grumpy Pickle Nov 29 OP
CornFed Nov 30 #1
Grumpy Pickle Nov 30 #2
Charlie Mike Nov 30 #3
Grumpy Pickle Nov 30 #6
joefriday6 Nov 30 #4
MeatSandwich Nov 30 #5
TexMexNext Dec 1 #7
HerasHeaddress Dec 1 #8
Grumpy Pickle Dec 1 #9

Response to Grumpy Pickle (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 12:12 AM

1. What a great story. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to CornFed (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 01:02 AM

2. So good to see decent people step up and support a Vet.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 06:51 AM

3. A pity he could not have seen it for himself.

Find the Stanley near us and honor them while they can still feel the embrace.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 06:59 PM

6. Great idea, CM

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 09:47 AM

4. Rest in peace, sir.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 01:57 PM

5. Great story, thanks for sharing.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 02:24 AM

7. Thats heart warming

I’m glad he received the acknowledgment he so richly deserved

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 07:16 AM

8. The Missing in America Project

does something along these lines. It's a great organization, but needs new leadership in some geographical areas. I tried volunteering in my area, but it didn't work out for me. I'll try later.

They contact funeral homes, county morgues, VA hospitals looking for unclaimed remains of veterans and/or their families and ensure they receive the proper rites. I was told they once located remains that had been sitting for over 100 years. One story about what they do: https://www.foxnews.com/us/group-buries-americas-unclaimed-veterans-one-soldier-at-a-time

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 07:35 PM

9. I didn't know about them....thanks for the info.

Great project.

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