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Juveniles Honor Unclaimed Veteran with Burial Urn

Juveniles Honor Unclaimed Veteran with Burial Urn PROVIDED

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- A U.S. Air Force veteran was laid to rest Friday at Fort Jackson National Cemetary, receiving full military honors.

Sgt. Gregory Politte remains weres escorted by Chapin's American Legion Post 193 and riders from several veteran groups.

Juveniles at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice crafted Sgrt. Politte's wooden urn used for Friday's interment.

To date, DJJ juveniles have built more than 75 urns for unclaimed veteran remains.

After the ceremony, members of American Legion Post 198 and other military veterans visited with juveniles at DJJ's Broad River Road Complex. They spoke with the juveniles about their time severing and how to import it is to honor fallen veterans. Sgt. Gregory Politte was laid to rest today at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, receiving full military honors.


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