3 Lexington County veterans to be honored at funeral
The Chapin American Legion post will honor 3 unclaimed veterans who died in Lexington County.
The funeral service, with military honors, will take place at 11 am Friday at Fort Jackson National Cemetery on Percival Road in Columbia.
The cremated remains of United States Navy PO1 George E. Estes III, United States Army SP4 Harley H. Flanagan Jr., and PVT Milford B. King Jr. will be laid to rest by the American Legion Post 193 of Chapin.
Their remains will be escorted by members of the Patriot Guard, beginning at 9:30 am Feb. 7, from the Chapin American Legion Post 193 to Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
Through the course of investigating their deaths, the Lexington County Coroner’s Office determined that these men either had no living relatives or their relatives were unable to provide funeral services.
Coroner Margaret Fisher encourages the public to attend and assist us in honoring these individuals.