Thanks to Dave Fullarton, there was a huge turnout at the Baltimore National Cemetery for the funeral of Capt. Larry Casey, a Vietnam veteran who died 16 years ago. Fullarton never knew the man, he just discovered his ashes while cleaning out the home of a mutual friend who passed away recently.
Fullarton had never met Casey and didn’t know what to do with his remains, so he contacted the Baltimore National Cemetery for guidance and they decided to hold a full military funeral for Casey. Fullarton shared the details on social media to encourage the military to come and cemetery officials located Casey’s daughter, Leah, on social media, so she and her stepmom Jan were both able to come with just a day’s notice.
"I just felt that Larry Casey deserved a proper funeral, a proper burial and a proper resting place," Fullerton explains. Casey’s family is grateful and says he would be humbled.