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Patriot Guard riders escorting 5 unclaimed veterans to final resting place in San Antonio

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SLATON, TX (KCBD) -

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, a group of Patriot Guard Riders will be escorting five unaccompanied and unclaimed veteran’s cremains from Amarillo to the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

The 485-mile escort will start in Amarillo and travel through Lubbock, Sweetwater, Menard, Boerne and will end in San Antonio.  

The group is expected to be on I-27 at Regis around 9:45 a.m. and will be traveling through Slaton on U.S. Highway 84 just after 10 a.m.

The five Veterans include three from the Vietnam War (1 Army, 2 Air Force), one from the Korean War (Air Force) and one Navy Veteran.  

These Veterans have no known families and the Patriot Guard Riders will stand as their family during the funeral services.    

The funeral service for these five Veterans will be held in the Assembly area of the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Slaton Police say the south side of U.S. Hwy. 84, between Zarate's Inspection and CR 3400 will be blocked off on the access road around 10 a.m. for whoever would like to participate in honoring these fallen soldiers as they pass through Slaton.

Participants are asked to bring an American flag.

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