Young woman organizes funeral for WWII veteran

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It was an unlikley pair, but Beth Regan and PFC Robert Graham became fast friends.

Regan volunteered at Graham’s nursing home and through their friendship learned of his time in the Marine Corps and in World War II. When he passed away earlier this month, she wanted to send him off with a proper funeral.

With no living family or friends, Regan was worried Graham wouldn’t have a large turnout at his funeral. So she put out a call on social media for anyone who was able to attend his services.

Hundreds answered the call.

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