PACKED FUNERAL FOR VET WHO DIED ALONE!

HUN­DREDS HONOR MAN THEY NEVER KNEW

National Enquirer - - REAL LIFE -

HUN­DREDS of strangers packed a Ne­braska ceme­tery to pay re­spects to Viet­nam vet­eran Stan­ley Stoltz af­ter hear­ing he had no liv­ing fam­ily mem­bers. Af­ter Good Shep­herd Funeral Home in Omaha posted a news­pa­per no­tice invit­ing the pub­lic to the Army man’s me­mo­rial on Nov. 27, nearly 2,000 peo­ple braved the cold to honor the 73-year-old war hero. The un­ex­pected crowd was so im­mense, bumper-to-bumper traf­fic clogged I-80 and the ser­vice’s start was de­layed to en­sure ev­ery­one could of­fer a fi­nal salute to Stan­ley.

“No vet de­serves to die alone,” said at­tendee Dick Har­ring­ton. “We looked around and said, ‘Here’s his fam­ily.’ It’s true. Vet­er­ans. We’re all fam­ily.”

“This is the kind of re­cep­tion our Viet­nam vet­er­ans de­served,” added Amy Dou­glas, one of Stan­ley’s care­tak­ers dur­ing his fi­nal days.

“I never knew the man,” said mourner Jake Gis­sen­dan­ner. “I honor his life for his ser­vice to our coun­try.”

A news­pa­per no­tice drew a crowd for Stan­ley Stoltz

A fit­ting ser­vice

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