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Honoring a Vietnam Vet with a gravestone 13 years after death

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Honoring a Vietnam Vet with a gravestone 13 years after death
Honoring a Vietnam Vet with a gravestone 13 years after death

Martin Posnansky is a Vietnam War Hero, awarded a Bronze Star with Valor for saving the lives of others during combat.

Because he had no known family, he wasn't given a proper burial when he died in 2006.

ELEMENTARY.

YOU CAN SEE SOMETRICK OR TREATERS.YOU’RE WATCHING FOX 4 NEWS AT 6.A SPECIAL CEREMONY FOR A VIETNAMWAR HERO -- MORE THAN TEN YEARSAFTER HE DIED..

THANKS FORSTAYING WITH US FOR LOCALCOVERAGE AT 6-30- I AM PATRICKNOLAN.AND I AM JANE MONREAL.

THEVETERAN’S GRAVE HAD BEEN LEFTWITHOUT A HEADSTONE -- UNTILTODAY.FOX 4’S ALLYSSA DICKERT SHOWS USHOW THE VETERAN’S ONLY FRIENDFOUGHT FOR THIS MOMENT.(01:10-01:23 - )ESTABLISHING SHOTS VO OVER SOT:"We gather here today to say heis not alone, his service to ourcountry is remembered, hisdedication to our values isupheld, his part of the Jewishpeople is honored."THERE ARE THOUSANDS PEOPLE LAIDTO REST AT CAPE RIDGE CEMETERY━BUT ONE GRAVE HAD BEEN LEFTUNMARKED FOR THIRTEEN YEARS.VO OVER SOT:"They say you are lucky if youhave one good friend in life,and I think Martin would belooking down on a good friend."Donald Payton, Hearts and Homesfor Veterans, President andFounder, Vietnam Veteran"He died in 06 did I find outhow much he gave in saving otherpeople, to sacrificing his life,to which he got a bronze starwith valor." Bert Seidman,Friend of MartinMARTIN POSNANSKY WAS A VIETNAMWAR HERO━ SACRIFICING HIMSELFTO SAVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS."I’m grateful that he finallyhas by the grace of god, a markon his grave to tell world whathe did and who he was." BertSeidman, Friend of MartinBERT SEIDMAN MET POSNANSKY ATTEMPLE━ AND IS HIS ONLY KNOWNFRIEND -- THEY WERE CLOSE FORTEN YEARS BEFORE POSNANSKYPASSED AWAY IN DECEMBER OF2006...HE WAS SIXTY SIX YEARSOLD.IN 2015 SEIDMAN WAS DENIEDGETTING POSNANSKY A HEADSTONEBECAUSE HE HAD NO NEXT OF KIN."he was a Vietnam Veteran, I wasa Vietnam Veteran and a lot oftimes we forget and we shouldremember and pay our respects."PaytonBUT FINALLY A BREAKTHROUGH━WITH THE HELP OF HEARTS ANDHOMES FOR VETERAN’S POSNANSKYWAS FINALLY GIVEN THE CEREMONYSEIDMAN BELIEVES HIS FRIENDDESERVES.NAT POP FIRING SQUAD"A relative or not, he is nowshining for what he did, andrecognizing for what he did, noone else will have that gravesite, it’s his."HE’S SURROUNDED BY OTHERVETERAN’S WHO SERVED OURCOUNTRY."Put the stone where it belongs,the stone indicates someone washere."*NAT POP*EACH STONE REPRESENTING POSANKYWILL BE REMEMBERED IN STRENGTH."He’ll never be forgot

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