Hundreds honor homeless Korean War veteran

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MARSHALLTOWN, IA (WOI) — A heartfelt invitation drew hundreds to an Iowan’s graveside on Monday.

Last week, Mitchell Family Funeral Home Director Marty Mitchell sat down and typed a honest message on Facebook. Mitchell started by saying: “On Monday, we are going to bury a man who served our country honorably, and probably before many of us were born. He has no family- absolutely no family, so our staff and the chaplain from IVH will gather on a quiet hillside at IVH and put this man to rest. No pallbearers, no mourners, no flowers, no one to even present a flag to saying his service was recognize.”

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Mitchell ended his message with an open invitation to anyone and everyone who may like to attend.

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