JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The cremated remains of an Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War will have a proper burial five years after his death.
After Clarence Harrison Hill Jr. died in 2007, his remains were given to his wife. The Florida Times-Union reports she was living in a nursing home at the time. When she died, the remains stayed in her closet with no other family members to claim it.
The nursing home closed and was purchased by a homeless veterans center. Allied Veterans of the World Inc. employees confirmed Hill's veteran status and proclaimed him its first resident.
The organization Missing in America Project later confirmed Hill's veteran status and arranged his interment at Jacksonville National Cemetery. A service with full military honors was held Thursday.