29 Nov '13, 9am

A sailor's dying request fulfilled with honor by Navy, VA staff #military

A sailor's dying request fulfilled with honor by Navy, VA staff #military

SALT LAKE CITY — Every American military veteran deserves to be buried with dignity and respect. That's what employees at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System believe and practice. But, what happens when that veteran has no family in the final hours, and the burial request is quite unusual for Salt Lake City? That was the case for Carlton Pickard, who served in the U.S. Navy in the late 1970's, after the Vietnam War. "He had been estranged from his family for 20 years," said Connie Jo Pickard, a VA social worker assigned to his case. She and VA decedent affairs coordinator, Teresa Catlin, were determined that his final wishes be carried out by his military family. The 55-year-old veteran arrived at the Salt Lake VA from Spokane VA in the summer with heart trouble. He was on a ventilator and unable to talk to doctors about his own medical decisions or express his burial...

Full article: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=27822096#uIjtLlCf8Bv4iPqw.16

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