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Posted: November 21, 2017

Veteran laid to rest with military honors thanks to kindness of strangers

Unclaimed Veteran Given Final Honor Thanks to Kindness of Strangers

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Veteran laid to rest with military honors thanks to kindness of strangers
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By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

COLUMBIA, S.C. —

He gave 11 years of his life to serve our country, now our country gave Sgt. Gregory Politte the honor of the burial he deserved thanks to men and women who didn’t know the former member of the Air Force.

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When Politte died, he had no family or friends to claim his remains, WLTX reported.

But the American Legion in Columbia, South Carolina, didn’t let Politte be forgotten.

Steven Goulet told WLTX that, “Military is family, regardless of service.”

So he organized members of the American Legion to escort Politte’s remains for his final trip, taking him to the Fort Jackson Cemetery for his burial.

Even the box that Politte was buried in was donated by stranger, made by juveniles at the Department of Juvenile Justice, WLTX reported.


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