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Family of deceased homeless vet finds comfort in his honorable burial

Family of deceased homeless vet finds comfort in his honorable burial
by JIM DOUGLAS
WFAA
Posted on March 15, 2013

DALLAS -- If not for a burial program for homeless veterans, they likely have gone unnoticed to paupers' graves.

And if not for the unusual fact that four vets were buried with honors at one time Wednesday at DFW National Cemetery, there would have been no cameras to record their names.

"To my far left is Mr. Edgar Eugene Jordan," the chaplain said to the gathered crowd -- mainly Veterans Affairs workers and Patriot Guard Riders.

The VA could find no relatives; no children or widows to weep for men who served in uniform, but lived in rags.

Chaplain Billy Corn, a lieutenant colonel in the Texas State Guard, read the shortest of eulogies.

"All I know about Edgar's personal history is this: he was born July 1st, 1947. He died January 9th, 2013."
v Edgar Jordan’s family saw the story. This is how his son and ex-wife learned what happened to him.

"It was just such a surprise,” Jeanette Berry said. “It was closure."
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