Hundreds of foreigners attend the funeral in Cincinnati for the Korean war veteran without family in town

Hundreds of strangers attend the funeral in Cincinnati for the Korean war veteran without family in town, as the funeral was streamed live so that his sick daughter could watch

  • Hezekiah Perkins, 90, was put to rest at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati on Saturday
  • Perkins was a soldier in the US Army and served in Korea
  • Funeral home asked the public to pay their respects because Perkins had no family nearby
  • About 400 people came to the funeral, including full military honor

Hezekiah Perkins, 90, was put to rest at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati on Saturday

Hezekiah Perkins, 90, was put to rest at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati on Saturday

Hundreds of good Samaritans have shown their respect to a Korean war veteran who was buried without any direct family during his funeral.

Hezekiah Perkins, 90, was put to rest at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati on Saturday.

The cemetery placed announcements to the public to attend Perkins' funeral, because he had no immediate family who could be present.

& # 39; Once I heard that his daughter and other family members could not come – his daughter due to health issues – I thought it was very appropriate for this soldier to receive highly anticipated awards & # 39 ;, says Lynay Straughn, a cemetery employee.

Spring Grove provided soldiers from nearby Fort Knox, Kentucky to give Perkin's full military honor, according to WKRC TV.

The funeral center has also streamed the funeral service so that his daughter can see from afar.

The cemetery asked the public to show respect to Perkins who had no relatives nearby who could attend his funeral

The cemetery asked the public to show respect to Perkins who had no relatives nearby who could attend his funeral

The cemetery asked the public to show respect to Perkins who had no relatives nearby who could attend his funeral

More than 100 veterans on motorcycles rode in a cavalcade to escort the body of Perkins

More than 100 veterans on motorcycles rode in a cavalcade to escort the body of Perkins

More than 100 veterans on motorcycles rode in a cavalcade to escort the body of Perkins

The staff estimated that around 400 people turned up to pay their respects to a man they had never met

The staff estimated that around 400 people turned up to pay their respects to a man they had never met

The staff estimated that around 400 people turned up to pay their respects to a man they had never met

Perkins died with an Army Private First Class rank after serving in the Korean War. He bought a cemetery in the cemetery 20 years ago

Perkins died with an Army Private First Class rank after serving in the Korean War. He bought a cemetery in the cemetery 20 years ago

Perkins died with an Army Private First Class rank after serving in the Korean War. He bought a cemetery in the cemetery 20 years ago

Straughn said: & # 39; She's just in tears.

& # 39; She is so grateful and moved by the kindness and love and support of the military family and everyone else who came out. & # 39;

More than 100 veterans on motorcycles rode in a cavalcade to escort the body of Perkins, Fox 19 TV reported.

Perkins died with an Army Private First Class rank after serving in the Korean War.

He bought a cemetery in the cemetery 20 years ago.

The staff at the cemeteries had never expected such a huge response from the community.

& # 39; It started as a small idea and it just grew to hundreds of people & # 39 ;, Straughn said.

The staff estimated that around 400 people turned up to pay their respects to a man they had never met.

"Nobody can ever leave this world alone and we won't allow a veteran to leave this world alone," said Pat Bushman of American Legion Post 630, a national veteran organization.

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