funeral service unclaimed soldier

Funeral service for unclaimed soldiers in Beaufort, SC. Kim Sullivan photo.

The Lexington County Coroner's Office announced the funeral service plans for three unclaimed veterans who died in Lexington County. The service, with military honors, will take place 11 a.m. Friday at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

The cremated remains of United States Navy PO1 George E. Estes III, and United States Army SP4 Harley H. Flanagan Jr. and PVT Milford B. King Jr. will be laid to rest by the American Legion Post 193 of Chapin. Their remains will be escorted by members of the Patriot Guard, beginning at 9:30AM on 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 these men either had no living relatives or their relatives were unable to provide funeral services. According to the coroner's office, it is a great honor for them to be involved in ensuring the veterans receive the posthumous respect earned through their service and sacrifice to the nation.

Coroner Margaret Fisher encourages the public to attend and assist in honoring these individuals.

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