Sunday, April 28, 2019

A WWII Marine Bob Graham died with no living relatives. Hundreds honored him at his funeral

This is a heartwarming story of one woman who made it her business to give a WWll Vet a send off he deserved. 
Bob Graham was a 97 year old highly decorated Marine who had no living relatives or friends to pay their last respects.  So one woman, Beth Regan, spread the word of his life and the rest was a beautiful thing to behold. 

Lohud reports hundreds filled a church Friday for a man many of them never knew: Bob Graham, a World War II Marine Raider who fought at Guadalcanal and Bougainville but died this month at a nursing home with no relatives alive to honor him.
So, men in blue jackets — VFW Post 2285 Eastchester, American Legion Post 1009 Yorktown and others — their hair gone gray or white, lined pews inside St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Friday morning in the Shrub Oak hamlet. Men in Rolling Thunder black biker vests sat in others. Younger veterans came, town officials and civilians too, and soon it was standing room only.
Rick Kast, of Yorktown, never met Graham, but he had to come.
"Both of my grandfathers were in World War I," Kast said. "My father fought in Korea" and helped to found a Korean War Veterans chapter in Pennsylvania.

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