Community Turns Out In Droves To Honor WWII Vet Who Died Without Family

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METHUEN (WBZ NewsRadio) — The public is invited to attend funeral services for a WWII veteran who died without family in the area.

Albert Corn, 95, will be buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with full military honors.

Corn served in the invasion of Normandy and the Rhineland campaign, and received a Purple Heart, Aaron Mizen, director at Pollard Funeral Home, told WBZ NewsRadio.

Corn had been alone for 20 years, since his wife died. He has a sister in Florida, but she is in her 90s and unable to attend.

When he learned Corn had no family to come to his funeral, Mizen put out a call to the public.

"I didn't want to see a veteran die alone and have no one on his graveside," Mizen said.

Anyone is invited to attend and honor Corn's life and service.

WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.

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