Businesses ask Hoosiers to attend burial for unclaimed Marine Corps veteran

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 13, 2015)– A nursing home that cared for a U.S. Marine Corps veteran is looking for people to attend his burial.

Billy Aldridge, 80, died on October 14 at the nursing home. There were no records of family members and nobody stepped forward to make funeral arrangements.

Several businesses are working together to give him a dignified burial.

They are asking the public, especially veterans, to attend. Brig. Gen. J. Stewart Goodwin, Executive Director of Indiana War Memorials, will deliver the eulogy.

Services are being held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services, located at 5215 North Shadeland Avenue in Indianapolis.

The burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

“We would like to encourage the public, especially any veterans, to attend this service and pay their respects to Mr. Aldridge,” said Eddie Beagles, Vice-President of Funeral Operations for Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services.  “In keeping with our company mission, giving this veteran who faithfully served his country a proper burial with military honors is the right thing to do.”

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