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3,000 Strangers Show Up to Funeral of Vietnam Veteran with No Family

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July 20, 2019 at 12:17pm

Came across this story earlier this morning, and wanted to share with 11W.

"Approximately 3,000 strangers came to the funeral of a Vietnam veteran with no surviving family.

On Wednesday, strangers from Florida, Tennessee, and Iowa reportedly drove to a Michigan funeral for 67-year-old Wayne Lee Wilson, who died on May 28. The former truck driver “proudly” served in the military from 1971 to 1977, including during the Vietnam War, according to an obituary from the Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services."

As sad as it may be for anyone to pass on without surviving family, the thought that a veteran passing alone struck me even more.

As crazy as the world may be, stories like this keep my faith in humanity.

RIP, Mr. Wilson...God bless.

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