LAWRENCE, Mass. — A veterans’ services director in Massachusetts is looking for volunteers to attend the funeral of a World War II veteran who has no surviving family.
Lawrence Veterans' Service Director Jaime Melendez tells The Eagle-Tribune that James McCue died Feb. 7 at a health care center in Methuen. He was 97.
A Vietnam War veteran with few known family members was buried at Omaha National Cemetery in Nebraska on Tuesday, flanked by hundreds of attendees who had never met him.
McCue enlisted in the Army in 1943 and fought with an anti-aircraft unit. State Secretary of Veterans Affairs Francisco Urena says McCue landed in Normandy on D-Day in 1944.
He is scheduled to be buried with full military honors at Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence at 1 p.m. Thursday. Officials are seeking residents and veterans to honor his life and service. Several area veterans’ organizations have already committed to attending.