The remains of eight unclaimed veterans from Lexington will be buried at1:30 p.m. Friday at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery with full militaryhonors. The veterans' remains have been sitting on the shelves at coroners'offices in Lexington and Greenville counties for up to two years, waitingfor a family member to claim them.
Since no next-of-kin have come forward, the remains will be buried as partof the Missing in America Project, with help from American Legion posts inChapin and Greenville.
Veterans to be interred are:
• Specialist Fourth Class James R. White, U.S. Army, serving April 1973 toNovember 1974• Specialist Fourth Class Terry R. Powell, U.S. Army, serving January 1970 toAugust 1971• Private First Class Charles Woodham, U.S. Army, serving November 1943 toJanuary 1946• Private James D. Parker, U.S. Army, November 1968 to April 1970 Steel Worker Construction Recruit Loren F. Hurst, U.S. Navy, June 1974 toAugust 1975• Airman Recruit Arthur S. Franklin, U.S. Navy, September 1972 to October1972• Airman Basic Gary A. Washington, U.S. Air Force, August 1976• Airman First Class Roger P. Mixon, U.S. Air Force, June 1976 to June 1978
Chaplain Emeritus Tom Fincher will officiate the ceremony, and an Honor
Guard from Fort Gordon Georgia will provide full military honors. Theceremony is open to the public.