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‘Military family’: Strangers show for final salute to WI veteran who died alone

U.S. Army veteran Julio Cacho Jr. recently passed away at the age of 64 with no next of kin or friends to see him off to the afterlife.

But that doesn’t mean his family didn’t show up to his funeral in southeast Wisconsin.

“The military family is a powerful, powerful family,” Chaplain Rickard Oberst told WITI. “We’re looking at a loss of connection to family, but never a loss of the military family.”

Dozens of current and former service members poured into a small chapel in Union Grove on Thursday, several decked out in full military uniform, others clearly veterans of foreign wars. The men and women, representing virtually all generations and branches of service, showed up for a final salute to a man they’d never met, because they respect the sacrifices he made.

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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