Strangers give unclaimed veteran the funeral he deserved

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG)— Strangers gathered together at the West Tennessee Veteran Cemetery to pay their respects to an unclaimed veteran Wednesday afternoon.

"We just know he was a veteran and that he's passed with no one here," said Pete Thedford with the Patriot Guard Riders.

Navy veteran Robert L. Kemp died in a hospital in Memphis earlier this month, but no one could find his family.

A group of strangers stepped in to be his family and pallbearers.

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When a Navy veteran died at a hospital in Memphis earlier this month and no one was able to find his family, strangers stepped in to be his family and pallbearers.
When a Navy veteran died at a hospital in Memphis earlier this month and no one was able to find his family, strangers stepped in to be his family and pallbearers.
When a Navy veteran died at a hospital in Memphis earlier this month and no one was able to find his family, strangers stepped in to be his family and pallbearers.
When a Navy veteran died at a hospital in Memphis earlier this month and no one was able to find his family, strangers stepped in to be his family and pallbearers.
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