Michael Allevato enlisted in the U.S Army at 17 during the Vietnam War, a time when it wasn't popular to be a soldier.

He served his country and died in October 2017 at the age of 64. But when Baker County attempted to contact his next of kin, they couldn't find any.

Baker County searched vigorously for the next two years, leaving no stone unturned. The best they could come up with was an old driver's license.

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He died in old age with no known surviving relatives, but on Wednesday morning, hundreds of people gathered graveside to honor the life and service of Herman Augusta White, a quiet Navy veteran who spent the last two decades without his wife and only son.

White was 97 years old.

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The casket of Marine Private First Class Robert Graham is carried into St.Elizabeth Ann Seton Church by members of the New York City Police Department on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Shrub Oak, NY. (AP Photo/Allyse Pulliam)

Last week, hundreds of people gathered in Shrub Oak, New York to attend the funeral of Robert Graham, a 97-year-old veteran who served in the Pacific as a Marine Raider during World War II. The attendees came from all across the state, many were veterans themselves, and few if any of them had ever met Graham.

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Jim Tucker in his boat. Photo: Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP

Jim Tucker, an 85-year-old Army veteran in Florida, doesn't care much about the details of his eventual funeral, except for one: He wants to be buried on his boat, damnit.

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No one was going to be at Air Force veteran Joseph Walker's funeral on Monday, but after an appeal for people to attend went viral, Walker will not be alone when he is laid to rest.

The Texas Veterans Land Board alerted the media on Thursday asking people to attend the funeral for Walker, who served in the Air Force from 1964 and 1968. Since then, a story by KVUE in Austin has been retweeted by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), CNN's Jake Tapper, the American Legion, and others.

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Veterans Day at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, 11 November, 2018. Photo: Erich Backes/U.S. Army

In typical veteran community fashion, hundreds of people showed up to two separate funerals last week for veterans who otherwise would have been buried alone.

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