For all the division and political toxicity out there, it’s stories like this that will help restore your faith in humanity.
An air force veteran was discovered to have passed away. Nobody seems to know very much about him, what his story was, or what he did after his time of service, but just because he appears to have been isolated in life, doesn’t mean he needs to have to be forgotten in death as well.
From 1981 to 1997 SSGT Lyndon Burl Badgett served our country in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve. Now, a funeral home in Clarksville, Tennessee is calling upon the country to honor the man who served 16 years in the armed forces.
According to the Patriot Guard, Badgett died while in a nursing home in Clarksville, but beyond that very little is known about the man, though he received many awards including the NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal.
Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center made a search for known friends or relatives, but was unsuccessful in finding any. But what they are doing for him despite his apparently sad story will warm the heart.
After an unsuccessful search to find friends or family, the funeral home made arrangements for him to be buried with full military honors. The service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville. Click here for directions .
The U.S. Air Force and the Patriot Guard has agreed to be in attendance. The funeral home is paying for the service.
“While we do not know the story behind this individual or the events that brought him to this ending of his life, we do know that he served his country and he deserves an honorable burial,” the funeral home said, in part.