Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 805 supported ceremonies transferring the cremains of 28 unclaimed and forgotten veterans to proper burial facilities this week. The transfers were the result of a two-year search by Carol Hunt, President of the Douglas County (Oregon) Wings of Love and a board member of the Douglas County Veterans Forum (DCVF), and Glenda Shannon, former cemetery technician at the Roseburg National VA Cemetery.
Some of the cremains had been hidden or forgotten for as long as 40 years. Four were World War I veterans, and many more served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Funeral observances were held at the VA National Roseburg Cemetery Annex May 14–16, and included the singing of the National Anthem, readings of obituaries, the Chapter 805 Honor Guard and Taps prior to inurnment.