June 30, 2015 - The cremated remains of 10 military veterans left Downtown this morning on a journey to Dayton National Cemetery, where they will be buried with full military honors.
The Missing in America Project coordinated the effort working with the Schoedinger family of funeral homes and Green Lawn Cemetery. The volunteer group was founded in 2006 to find and identify unclaimed cremated remains of U.S. veterans and have them properly buried in a national cemetery. With today’s ceremony, it will bring the number to 71 veterans and three spouses whose remains have been identified and given a proper service since the Ohio chapter of the project began its own work.
The men whose remains are being buried served in World War I, World War II and during peace time. The only thing known about them are their ranks, branch of service, years of service, dates of birth and of death and that they died in central Ohio.
The oldest of the cremated remains has been unclaimed for 46 years, said Steve Ebersole, the Ohio coordinator of the Missing in America Project. There also is a father and son in the group and one veteran among those being buried received an Air Medal for valor with five oak leaf clusters for his actions in World War II. read more>>>