Unaccompanied veteran burial taking place on Wednesday in Corpus Christi

The Coastal Bend Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for SR Richard Scott on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. sharp.

According to Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush, Mr. Scott is not expected to have anyone attend his burial. Please spread the word and ensure that this United States Navy Veteran is not buried alone. Members of the Corpus Christi community are encouraged to attend. 

Scott served in the United States Navy from Feb. 24, 1970 to Oct. 16, 1972. Seaman Recruit (SR) Richard Scott received a National Defense Service Medal during his time in the United States Navy and specialized in fire fighting.

Scott will receive full military honors. If no next-of-kin is present at the burial, the On-Site Representative of the Veterans Land Board will accept the United States flag on Scott’s behalf.

The Texas Veterans Land Board works with the local community and fellow veterans service organizations to ensure that no veteran is ever left behind.

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