WATCH: Funeral held at Mountain Home for veteran with no known relatives


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A military veteran with no known relatives was laid to rest Tuesday at the Mountain Home National Cemetery.

Larry Downing of Johnson City, a Vietnam War veteran, died on June 4.

Tuesday, dozens showed up to pay their respects, including the Dog Tag Brigade, Patriot Guard, Rolling Thunder, and Vietnam Veterans of America.

“No vet deserves to die alone or be alone at his funeral,” said Bob Philips, Rolling Thunder Chapter 4 Chairman. “And as long as I am alive and I’m in Chapter 4 of Johnson City, Tennessee Rolling Thunder, I will and members will represent any vet and all vets.”

Downing was 70-years-old.

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