Volunteers Canvas Funeral Homes for Forgotten Veterans

When Catherine Grant's husband died in 1994, she never imagined she would find his obituary in the paper 17 years later. But there it was, under the heading "Veterans Honored." "It was very strange," said Grant, 77, who lives in St. Louis, Mo. "I never look at the obituaries. But that day I did." Over in Louisville, Ky., Carolyn Russell, 72, was about to receive a shocking phone call. Her brother Donald Ritz, a World War II combat veteran, had died of throat cancer in 1987 – but she...Full Story
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