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Thousands of people attended the funeral of an Air Force veteran with no family

Thousands of people attended the funeral of an Air Force veteran with no family

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WASHINGTON (CIRCA) -- Over 5,000 vehicles lined up in Killeen, Texas, on Monday to pay tribute to Air Force veteran Joseph Walker.

Walker passed away on Nov. 19 due to natural causes. Unfortunately, he passed away with no family to claim him. Some relatives called a funeral home when Walker first died but later on, they became unreachable. It is unknown why this happened.

Once it was realized Walker was left unaccompanied, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery posted to social media asking for anyone who was available to come out and support the veteran in his final stand.

“We are overwhelmed at all this love and support. We do NOT leave Veterans behind,” the cemetery wrote in a Facebook post.

Walker was 72 years old when he passed away and served in the Air Force for four years - 1964 to 1968, Fox News reports.

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