Re: MILITARY FUNERAL - JEFFERSON BARRACKS
Thanks for the information.
I finally found the funeral home and they have no records. I was told it was "just a government contract" and they didn't record the information. Hard to believe...how would they keep track of anything!
In the IDPF it does show where they were coming from, the ship the caskets were aboard, where received in CA and the train to St Louis.I am trying to go step by step from the train station to the burial site.Since the funeral home was involved were they taken to the funeral home or just observed by the mortician, checked off and that was that.
Mother was told if she wanted to attend the service she had to do so at her own expense.My father had passed away and we lived too far away and didn't have the funds.She could not attend her son's funeral!!
I don't know what the burial service was like, whether any families of the crew attended, the newspaper was vague about an obit, etc., etc.
As you know by now I am a detail person.
WE MUST NEVER FORGET