Unaccompanied Veteran burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

Contact: Karina Erickson Press Secretary Texas General Land Office
(512) 475-5144
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PRESS RELEASE — Mar 29, 2019

BIG SPRING — Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for EN2 Bruce David Clements. Clements served in the United States Navy Branch from 1968 to 1971 and holds the rank, EN2. Clements has also been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor device, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal/Service ribbon.

Clements is not expected to have anyone attend his funeral. Please help us spread the word and ensure that our United States Navy Veteran is not buried alone. Members of the Central Texas community are welcome to attend.

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery staff has coordinated with the Fort Hood Casualty Office to ensure that Clements will receive full military honors. If no next-of-kin presents themselves at the ceremony, the On-Site Representative of the Veterans Land Board will accept the United States flag on Clement’s behalf.

The Texas Veterans Land Board works with the local community and fellow Veterans service organizations to ensure that NO Veteran is EVER left behind. Please join us to honor his life and service with a full military burial.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
Service for EN2 Bruce David Clements, U.S. Navy Veteran

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
11463 State Highway 195, Killeen, TX 76542

Media is welcome, and we ask that you RSVP so that we can facilitate your coverage of the service. Thank you for your support of our Texas Veterans. Together as a community, we can guarantee that NO Veteran is EVER left behind.

While notice times vary, the Texas Veterans Land Board issues an advisory to the community upon notice of an unaccompanied Veteran burial.

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