Full military burial long overdue for Texas veterans
The cremated remains of a dozen Texas veterans who never received a military funeral will be re-interred with full honors at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 28.
A full escort will accompany the Texas veterans’ remains to the cemetery, located at 11463 State Hwy. 195, in Killeen.
The services are being sponsored by the Missing in America Project, a non-profit organization that finds, identifies, and inters the unclaimed remains of American veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations. More information on the program may be found at www.miap.us.
The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, operated by the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB), was the first of four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries. The cemetery was dedicated in 2006 and has since become a location where the Central Texas veterans community comes together. For additional information on Texas State Veterans Cemeteries and other veterans programs offered by the Texas Veterans Land Board, call 1-800-252-VETS (1-800-252-8387), or visit the VLB Web site at www.texasveterans.com.
• Capt. James Holver Hook (1903-84), U.S. Navy, 1942-46, during World War II; and U.S. Navy Reserves, 1946-64, Korea and Vietnam.
• Pfc. Donald George Danylock (1955-89), U.S. Army, 1972, Vietnam.
• Staff Sgt. John Sidney Clevlen (1922-82), U.S. Army, 1943-45, World War II.
• Pvt. Ernest Joseph Bellot (1936-2004), U.S. Army, 1961-64, Vietnam.
• Capt. David B. Douglas (1910-98), U.S. Army, 1943-46, World War II.
• James Ferguson Childress (1925-86), U.S. Navy as seaman second class, 1942-46, World War II; U.S. Army as sergeant, 1946-49; U.S. Air Force, airman first class, 1951-61, Korea.
• 1st Lt. Robert Allen Rach (1924-1996), U.S. Army, 1951-53, Korea.
• Hospital Corpsman William G. Mayes (1928-2005), U.S. Navy, 1945-49, World War II; 1949-65, Korea and Vietnam.
• Cpl. Donald W. Klein (1924-2001), U.S. Army, 1943-46, World War II. (Combat soldier. Awarded Bronze Star.)
• Technician Fifth Grade Edgar R. Potratz (1914-98), U.S. Army, 1941-45, World War II.
• Spc. Fourth Class Jerry Wiedemeier (1944-2006), U.S. Army, 1962-65, Vietnam
• Spc. Fourth Class Jeffrey Albert Huebner (1959-2003), U.S. Army, 1977-82.