Unaccompanied veteran burial to be held in Mission

MISSION – The Texas Veterans Land Board announced this week that an unaccompanied veteran burial will be held Thursday in Mission.

According to a release, Edward R. Applegate served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967, receiving a National Defense Service Medal, the driver’s badge and the expert rifle badge.

Applegate is not expected to have anyone attend his burial and Valley residents are encouraged to attend the funeral. He will receive full military honors and if no next-of-kin is present at the burial, a representative of the Veterans Land Board will accept the United States flag on Applegate’s behalf.

The service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery at 2520 South Inspiration Road in Mission.