30 May '15, 7pm

Civil War-era soldier to be buried with full military honors

Civil War-era soldier to be buried with full military honors

The Army version of the Medal of Honor. C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes SAN DIEGO — A Civil War-era soldier who received the Medal of Honor will be buried with full military honors after his ashes were discovered in an unmarked, communal crypt. Sgt. Charles Schroeter will be buried at Miramar National Center in July, nearly a century after he died, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The military is happy to correct the mistake, National Training Center spokesman Kenneth Drylie said. "Even though he's gone, he's still a soldier," Drylie said. "You never leave a fallen comrade." No one knows why Schroeter had no one willing to claim his ashes. A group of San Diego veterans, including retired Navy Capt. Bill Heard, spent months researching Schroeter's story. "I couldn't let this man go unrecognized," Heard said. Schroeter was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States j...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/civil-war-era-soldier-to-b...

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