2013 Legislative Session
5:35 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Bill Would Give Unclaimed Ashes of Veterans Final Resting Place

The Missing in America Project helps inter cremated remains of unclaimed veterans.
Missing in America Project

Funeral homes across the country face a challenge that might surprise you. They’re storing thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of unclaimed cremated human remains.

A bill before the Texas Senate today would address part of the problem – at least for deceased veterans.

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12:17 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Procession Route for Sgt. Juan Navarro Funeral

Sgt. Navarro will be laid to rest at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
U.S. Department of Defense

A funeral for an Austin soldier slain in Afghanistan is heading to Killeen this afternoon.

Starting at 1 p.m., officers are escorting Sergeant Juan Navarro’s body from Austin to Killeen for burial. The funeral procession starts in North Austin and will head south on Lamar to Koenig Lane. It will then head to I-35 before exiting to 195 toward Kileen.

Sergeant Navarro was killed in an attack on July 7 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He enlisted in the Army in 2008, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was 23. 

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