Legionnaires from American Legion Post 193 of Chapin will lay to rest the cremated remains of six previously unclaimed veterans at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery March 3 at 11 am.

To be interred are: Captain, Robert L. Saulter, SGT James C. Williamson Jr., SPC, Rudy L. Burriss, SPC James D. Roberts, PFC Thomas Dash and Veteran Walter Saunder all who served in the U.S Army.

Little is known about the six veterans beyond that combined they served their country for more than 34 years and there is no family to lay them to rest with the honor and dignity they deserve.

The American Legion, Patriot Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America, The Veterans of Foreign Wars and many other veterans from across the state will ensure that these six heroes receive the honorable and dignified interment they deserve.

This interment is being supported by veterans and community members from across the state. Their Last Ride Motorcycle Hearse Service and staff will transport the cremated remains of these heroes and juveniles from the SC Department of Juvenile Justice have built the urns and will also attend the service.

The cremated remains of these six previously unclaimed veterans will be escorted to the Fort Jackson National Cemetery from the Chapin Town Hall located at 157 Columbia Avenue at 10:20 am by American Legion Riders and members of the Patriot Guard.

Chapin Post 193 Chaplain Richard Mullinax will officiate at the ceremony. An Honor Guard from Fort Jackson, South Carolina and American Legion Post 71, North Augusta will provide full military honors. The public is invited to attend.

For more information contact Steve Goulet, American Legion Post 193 1st Vice Commander at 803-732-9569.

Photo: 2014 Ceremony from Wikimedia Common