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Community invited to attend burial for unaccompanied veteran at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

Posted at 10:38 AM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 11:38:53-04

KILLEEN, TX — The community is invited to attend the burial service for Mr. Juan Eloy Cosio at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Mr. Cosio is not expected to have anyone in attendance at his burial. The community is encouraged to attend the service, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Mr. Cosio was born on Nov. 18, 1955. He joined the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on May 18, 1978.

Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush hopes that by spreading the word, Cosio, a United States Navy Veteran, will not be buried alone.

Mr. Cosio will receive military honors.

"If no next-of-kin is present at the burial, the On-Site Representative of the Veterans Land Board will accept the United States flag on Cosio's behalf," according to Chairman Bush.

If you would like to attend the burial service, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery is located on 11463 State Highway 195, Killeen, TX 76542.