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Arizona veterans troops to honor 'unclaimed' veteran

Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 14:55:42-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Veterans groups are inviting the public to help honor an "unclaimed" veteran who is being buried with full military honors in Phoenix.

U.S. Air Force veteran Will Melvin Shegog had no known family when he died Feb. 15 at age 59. He was born in Illinois and lived in the Phoenix area after serving in the military from June 1978 through Sept. 1979.

Dignity Memorial says the public can attend the service that A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries has planned through a Dignity program that ensures funeral honors are accorded to veterans who are homeless, indigent or have no family.

Shegog's service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.