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Thousands attend veteran's funeral after story goes viral

Posted: 7:34 AM, Jul 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 10:37:48-04

More than 3,000 people turned out for a veteran's funeral in Niles, Michigan, after his story went viral.

67-year-old Wayne Wilson, a Vietnam vet, didn't have any living relatives when he died.

His friends and local funeral home put out the call for people to attend his funeral.

And it worked. People from all over the country came to Niles for the veteran's final tribute.

The American Legion also gave him a 21-gun salute.

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