11 Oct '17, 8pm

Family of dying WWII veteran seeks help with funeral expenses

Stonewall Jackson Motley served in the U.S. armed forces for more than 20 years and through three wars. He worked for years as a public sector employee. Now 96, Motley has only a few days left to live, according to his daughter, Frederick resident Sarah Coleman. The family is asking for the community's help with impending funeral expenses. Motley fought with the 12th Armored Division in World War II and served in the Army and Air Force during the wars in Korea and Vietnam. He is one of a small and declining number of veterans who served in all three conflicts. Motley, who lives in Frederick, Md., went on to work as a bus driver and a correctional officer at a prison in New York. "He's the toughest man I know," his daughter said. On Tuesday, Coleman waded through a box of documents detailing Motley's 23-year military career as she prepares to write her father's obituary. Mo...

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