The Lexington County Coroner’s Office released details Thursday regarding a funeral service for two unclaimed veterans who died in Lexington County. The funeral service, with military honors, will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, April 30, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
The cremated remains of United States Army Veteran PFC John J. Schaedel and Air Force Veteran AMN Bernie B. Brewer will be laid to rest by the American Legion Post 193 of Chapin. Their remains will be escorted by American Legion Riders and the Patriot Guard Riders, beginning at approximately 10 a.m. Friday, from the Chapin American Legion Post 193 to Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
Through the course of investigating their deaths, the Lexington County Coroner’s Office determined that the two men either had no living relatives or their relatives were unable to provide funeral services.
According to the coroner's office, is a great honor for them to be involved in ensuring that the veterans receive the posthumous respect earned through their service and sacrifice to our nation.
Coroner Margaret Fisher encourages the public to attend and assist in honoring the two veterans.