Harry J. Fagre, 81, of Meta died Sunday, Jan. 13, 1991 at Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was born July 2, 1909 in Oylen, Minnesota. He was a World War II Army Veteran and also served in Korea.
Freddie Newton, 75, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009. He was an Air Force Veteran and served in Korea. He was born January 26th 1933. Freddie was a good and loyal friend and will be deeply missed by those who knew him. He is interred at Mountain Home National Cemetery Tennessee.
A former sailor was buried today at Fort Logan National Cemetery with full military honors, but with no family present.
U.S. Navy serviceman Charles William Bean was a homeless veteran who served in the Vietnam era.
His family could not be located.
Bean, 58, was living at the Arvada home of a friend named Matt when he died earlier this month.
Matt declined to have his last name used but was one of only two mourners in attendance, amid the sailors who carried the flag-draped coffin, the chaplain, and the officers who stood at attention. The other man had met Bean once but didn't have a personal relationship with him.
Matt solemnly received the folded flag.
The service was arranged through the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program.
Olinger Mortuaries and its parent company, Service Corporation International, serve indigent veterans who were honorably discharged.
Working with Fort Logan's federal cemetery authorities and the U.S. military, Olinger helped to arrange the honor guard and a chaplain, among other services.