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By Eric Adler
The Kansas City Star 

Veteran laid to rest at Kansas cemetery amid virus outbreak


April 10, 2020

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — No military bugler sounded "Taps" for Raymond Boler, a soldier for nearly 40 years.

No honor guard stood among the white marble headstones of Leavenworth National Cemetery on a recent Monday to fire the three-volley salute he had hoped would see him to his final rest.

It was not a uniformed soldier who presented his widow, his partner for 57 years, with the American flag, folded in a triangle, from a grateful nation.

"One of the guys at the office, a VA person at the cemetery office, he presented me with the flag, and that was it," Francina Boler told The Kansas C...

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