The Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard in Tennesse gave final military honors to Sides, diciendo que solo había estado en el área durante unos días antes de fallecer repentinamente en junio 1.
Photos posted by WVLT reporter Abby Kousouris show the Honor Guard along with citizens and other veterans paying their respects to Sides.
“The Honor Guard asked people to attend and were blown away by the support,” WVLT reported.
Sides was honorably discharged at the rank of staff sergeant, según un obituary posted online by a mortuary in Maynardville.
Since 2000, funeral homes in more than 30 cities have given dignified burials to about 3,000 veterans who died alone, la Associated Press reported in 2019.