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Army veteran with no family laid to rest at Omaha National Cemetery

Posted at 6:13 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 19:13:06-04

A war veteran with no known family was laid to rest at the Omaha National Cemetery.

79-year-old Roger Cromey fought in the Korean War. The Army veteran passed away on August 28th and members of the community didn't want him to be alone while he was laid to rest. 

“Veterans are a form of brotherhood so when one of us dies, especially if someone dies and there is no one else to remember them,” said Air Force veteran Dick Harrington.

Harrington and the Final Salute Society wanted to pay their respects to a fallen brother.

“We are always looking out for each other and we honor our country until the day we die,” said Harrington.

Dozens showed for Cromey's service, some were veterans, and others were just there to show support.

After a prayer, the burial flag was presented to Harrington. He said that for Cromey to finally rest at the National Cemetery was the best way to put him with family.

“I think it is extremely fitting he is here now, eternally with his brother veterans.”