RITTMAN, Ohio - Veterans and community members came together to honor local veterans in a proper military burial.
It all started when The Missing In America Project (MIAP) discovered the unclaimed cremated remains of 13 United States Veterans in an Akron Funeral Home.
The Dunn-Quigley funeral home worked with the MIAP to identify the Veterans. They discovered the veterans served in WWII, Vietnam and the Korean War.
The remains of one of the veterans' wives were also identified. The remains were identified as:
PFC Jon Clayton Barrett, Marine Corps
AIC William Donald Bunn, Air Force
PFC Kevin Patrick Chambers, Army
PVT James A. Champion, Army AND spouse, Evelyn H. Champion
S/SGT Robert Kennon Christensen, Air Force
SP4 Paul Howard Criss, Army
A3C Morris Danzinger, Air Force
TEC 5 Michael M. Dugancevic, Army
SGT James T. Gratt, Marine Corps
PFC Robert R. Lambacher, Army
PFC Marshall A. Packer, Army (found in an abandoned building in Cleveland)
SP4 Earnest Glen Rowe, Army
CAPT Claude E. Sandburg, Army
The Patriot Guard Riders escorted the veterans' remains to Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman Saturday, where they were given a proper military burial.
Anyone with information on these veterans is asked to call the Ohio MIAP.