A Vietnam War veteran was laid to rest on Wednesday, after his family fought for four years to give him a proper burial.
3 News Now first told you about Herman Cato, who passed away in Germany in 2013. His son Anthony Cato tried to receive Veteran Burial Benefits but was enied active duty burial rights because the Department of Veteran Affairs said Herman Cato did not die from a service related condition.
Anthony Cato has since fought to receive those benefits and bury his father’s cremated remains on Cannon Hill at Forrest Lawn Cemetery.
On Wednesday, with help from Forrest Lawn, Cato was able to give his father the proper military burial. Some money was provided by veteran organizations.
“He is finally home, and he gets to be at peace,” Cato said.
The family will still need to come up with the rest of the money for the funeral; donations can be made to Forrest Lawn.
Cato said he wants to make sure no other families have to go through what his did.
“I want to make sure the fight continues for every veteran gets what they actually deserve.”