Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery to hold Unaccompanied Veteran Burial

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MISSION, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran Burial on Friday, June 14.

According to the Texas Veterans Land Board, U.S. Army Veteran Charles Garry Cooke will be buried at 2 p.m.

Born on September 20, 1945, Mr. Cooke served from October 1962 to May 1963.

Cooke is not expected to have any next of kin attend his burial. The Veterans Land Board asks the public to spread the word and ensure this U.S. Army Veteran is not buried alone.

Members of the Mission community are encouraged to attend.

Cooke 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, said the news release.

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