Public invited to attend funeral for unaccompanied veteran

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Texas Veterans Land Board is inviting members of the Killeen community to attend the funeral of a veteran who's not expected to have any friends or loved ones at his burial.

It's happening Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Airman 1st Class Ronald Padget Benoto was born in 1936 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957, receiving honors including the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Unaccompanied burials like these are held to make sure no veteran is ever left behind.