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Brother of veteran with no known family found

Posted at 8:54 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 21:54:59-05

A surprise comes after a funeral for an Air Force veteran with no known family.

A few hours after Edward Veilleux was laid to rest at Fort Sill National Cemetery, his brother was found.

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Edward's brother, David Veilleux, says he hadn't heard from him in the last 20 years.

"It just kind of slammed me all of the sudden," David said. "I was just like, wow. I didn't know what to think."

Not having found Veilleux's family, a funeral home decided to hold a service in his honor, inviting anybody to attend.

"We are willing to do whatever it takes to see to it that a military member is taken care of," said Carson Van Zant, owner of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home and Crematory.

David says he's grateful for those who attended Edward's funeral, and says he plans to make a trip down from Michigan to visit his brother's grave.

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