Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Donald Cory, United States Army Veteran

Donald Cory was born January 4, 1926 at Kane, Illinois and passed away November 6, 2011 at Killeen, Texas at the age of  85.

Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He lived the last five years in the Killeen area and was a member of the IOOIF and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Graveside services were held on November 9 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen.  In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders who formed a line of American flags at the the front of the committal shelter to honor this veteran of a great generation. Six of the Riders acted as pall bearers and moved the flag draped casket from the hearse to the shelter.

Final prayers were offered by the minister, followed by Military Honors by the United States Army Honor Guard.  The Army bugler played taps, and the American flag that draped the casket was folded into the traditional triangle.  The folded flag was presented to Donald's dear wife, Isabel, on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army as a token of appreciation for his years of honorable and faithful service.

Donald Cory was then laid to rest on the gentle sloping plain of the cemetery, and the flag flew at half-staff at the top of the hill in his honor.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, three daughters, two brothers, four grandchildren and a host of other dear family and friends.

With thanks to the Killeen Daily Herald for biographical information.

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