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Hundreds of strangers show up for veteran's burial in Michigan

Posted at 2:24 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 17:24:12-04

NILES, Mich. — No family members were present to say final goodbyes to a Vietnam veteran in Michigan Wednesday, so hundreds of people stood in their place.

A large crowd showed up for the funeral of Wayne Wilson at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

Many of them admitted they had never met the 67-year-old.

Wilson served six years in the army and apparently had no living family members. He was buried with full military honors.