15 Jul '17, 11am

"I'm a veteran and no soldier or airman is going to be left alone"

"I'm a veteran and no soldier or airman is going to be left alone"

PEMBROKE (Tribune News Service) — When Pembroke veterans' agent Robin Kernan heard that a local World War II veteran who died recently was going to be buried with no family attending his funeral, she knew she had to do something. "He outlived his sweetheart and his neighbors were his family and his caretakers," Kernan said. "I don't know if he has any living relatives." Malcolm "Mac" W. Phillips of Pembroke died July 9 at age 92. He was laid to rest at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne Thursday. Phillips was born in Weymouth and served in the Marine Corps 3rd Division and the U.S. Navy as a Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class. Earlier this week Kernan was hoping to recruit some people to go with her to the funeral and posted about it on the American Legion Post 143 Facebook page. What followed shocked her. Dozens from the South Shore heeded the call — including police ...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/dozens-of-strangers...

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