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U.S. Army and Vietnam Veteran laid to rest in unaccompanied burial at Baltimore National Cemetery

Around 500 people showed up to pay their respects
Posted at 11:43 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 18:37:43-04

BALTIMORE — The Maryland National Guard held an unaccompanied burial for a United States Army and Vietnam War Veteran on Thursday at the Baltimore National Cemetery.

Captain Phillip Brown served in the army from June 1966 to December 1980.

As far as anyone knows, Captain Brown had no family left to attend the ceremony, making it what is called an unaccompanied burial. But, the community and Veterans showed up, nearly 500 of them, to give Captain Brown a proper military burial.

Normally during burial's such as Captain Brown's the military invites the public to attend to pay their respects.

The cemetery says around 500 people showed up to say goodbye to Captain Brown.