With the help of the Missing in America Project, the remains of 15 Veterans were interred at Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, North Carolina, with full military honors, June 14, 2014.
The Rowan County Honor Guard and the North Carolina National Guard escorted the remains during what was the cemetery’s first Missing in America ceremony, with the theme: “Gone, but not forgotten.”
The 15 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines served during World War II, Vietnam and Korea –all received full military honors during the ceremony.
Click here to view the Flickr gallery of the event.
Those 15 Veterans were:
- Technician 5th Grade James Robert Liverman Jr., 1919-1996, U.S. Army, World War II
- Yeoman 2nd Class Donald William Newman, 1921-2012, U.S. Navy, World War II
- Motor Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class, Petty Officer Frederick William Tims Jr.,
1922-2012, U.S. Navy, World War II
- Spc. 4th Class Terry Wayne Oaks, 1958-2010, U.S. Army
- Spc. 4th Class Fars Ruble Strickland, 1938-2012, U.S. Army
- Cpl. Lonnie Cecil Wilborn, 1929-2012, U.S. Army, Korea
- Pfc. Harry Lee Battle Jr., 1948-2008, U.S. Army, Vietnam
- Pfc. James D. Boone Jr., 1927-2011, U.S. Army, World War II
- Pfc. Leroy Lightfoot, 1924-2005, U.S. Army, World War II
- Pfc. Emanuel Dion Robertson, 1960-2009, U.S. Army
- Seaman Apprentice Walter Eugene Visage, 1938-2008, U.S. Navy
- Pfc. and Seaman Apprentice Phillip Diaz, 1956-2012, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy
- Pvt. Valerie Jean Nobles, 1954-1999, U.S. Marine Corps
- Pvt. William Tony Plemmons, 1923-2007, U.S. Army, World War II
- Airman Michael Jay Zimmerman, 1954-2004, U.S. Air Force, Vietnam