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Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery provides burial for marine with no known next of kin

Valley Native

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission is doing its part to make sure no veteran is left behind after hosting a burial Monday morning for unaccompanied United States Marine Corps Veteran Private First Class Ronald Barker.

Image: City of Mission, TX/Facebook

Below: “Mission Native and Army Veteran George Rice accepted the flag of unaccompanied USMC Veteran Private 1st Class Ronald Barker. Rice said it was an honor because he was unable to attend burials of friends killed while serving, as he was serving. Thank you, Mr. Rice. You, too, are a hometown hero.” – via Facebook post from City of Mission.

Image: City of Mission, TX/Facebook

“Thank you for the outpouring of support from community members who gave of their time to attend the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery‘s military burial of United States Marine Corps Veteran Private First Class Ronald Barker – who had no known next of kin. In our Community, NO veteran will be left behind.” – via Facebook post from City of Mission.

Image: City of Mission, TX/Facebook

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