Last November, Tom Hallman and I went to a military funeral for two veterans who died with no family to claim their bodies. Crystal Purdy-Newland, the funeral director who oversees military honors for Portland-area veterans whose bodies are unclaimed. Often, these men and women have died with no known family, or only distant family. Many of them were homeless. But, she says, unclaimed does not mean unloved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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