Campbell County Veterans recognize one of their own

By: T.J. Parker Email
By: T.J. Parker Email

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn.(WVLT)-- A group of local veterans from Campbell County attended the funeral of another veteran.

The Campbell County Honor Guard travel throughout Tennessee and Kentucky to give deceased veterans the honor they deserve. Commander Don Chadwick says it is important to do this even if his team doesn't know the person.

Chadwick says, "Most of these guys spent time in the military protecting our freedom. Some people we know, some people we don't know, but we do it because they're veterans."

During the funeral, they provide the family with a traditional military salute.

The Campbell County Honor Guard has been around since 1991. Since then they have attended hundreds of funerals.

The service the Honor Guard provides is at no cost to the family. They receive money from the county and through donations.

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