We got this message on Facebook tonight.
Anybody near Arkadelpha, Arkansas?
We have a 93 year-old WWII veteran being laid to rest tomorrow. His granddaughter reports that he outlived most of his friends and family, so there are only a handful left to attend the service. She’s asking for veterans and troop supporters to show up to honor her Grandfather’s service to our country.
Lee Roy Cochran was drafted into the infantry and was assigned to a glider unit, set to jump into Europe. Their entire platoon got shot down. Survivors were re-deployed to the Philippines, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.
Please consider attending his service, to honor a member of the Greatest Generation.
Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home
517 Clay St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
South Fork Cemetery
Gurdon, Clark County, Arkansas
3:30PM, Tuesday, February 26
It’s kind of short notice, but if you can squeeze it into your schedule tomorrow, it’d be appreciated.