The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen will conduct two unaccompanied veteran burials next week.
Major Lee Shotwell Jr., a United States Army veteran, will be laid to rest Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. Shotwell served in the Army from Dec. 6, 1963 to Dec. 5, 1966. Crotty Funeral Home in Belton has coordinated with the Fort Hood Casualty Office to ensure he receives military honors.
John Lynn Loyd, a United States Army veteran, will be buried Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Loyd served in the Army from Oct. 9, 1963 to Oct. 8, 1965. Lake Shore Funeral Home in Waco has coordinated with the Fort Hood Casualty Office to ensure he receives military honors.
The Veterans Land Board, which runs the cemetery, works with the local community and fellow veterans support groups to ensure that no veteran is left behind after they pass away. The Central Texas community is encouraged to attend.
The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery is at 11463 State Highway 195 in Killeen.