Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Veteran is finally laid to rest in Kansas

Nearly 150 years after Pvt. George McCarthy served in the U.S. military, a detail of Civil War re-enactors carried his cremated remains slowly up the hill to his final resting place in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. McCarthy died at age 102 in Missouri, but for nearly seven decades years his ashes went unclaimed, resting on a shelf a funeral home storage facility in Kansas City. • Article

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