Cremains of 15 vets to be buried with full honors

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The discovered cremains of 15 veterans dating back to World War I will be buried at Dayton’s National Cemetery with full military honors.

The Missing in America Project says they were recently found in storage at Woodland Cemetery.

The cremains have since been identified and will be escorted to the National Cemetery in Dayton on August 5 for burial.

The MIAP says the oldest of the cremains has remained unclaimed for 42 years.

They will leave Woodland Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. August 5 with funeral services held at 10:00 a.m.

You are encouraged to join in honoring the veterans. The procession will travel across Edwin C. Moses Boulevard between West Stanton to Third Street and on to the cemetery.

The veterans to be interred are:

  • A3C Charles Carruthers Jr., U. S. Air Force, Korea
  • SFC James Hurt, U. S. Army, WWII & Korea
  • RD# Walter Russel Kershner, U. S. Navy, Korea
  • SN Charles Edward Reno, U. S. Navy
  • PFC Kenneth William Stanick, U. S. Army, WWII
  • EN2 John Leslie Cross, U. S. Navy, Vietnam, Purple Heart
  • Cpl Virgil Evans, U. S. Air Force, WWII
  • 1st Lt. Luther E. Pfanner, U. S. Army, WWII, Bronze Star
  • MM3 Robert George Zubeck, U. S. Navy, WWII
  • Col. John Samuel Adams, U. S. Army/Air Force, WWI & WWII
  • S/Sgt Donald Girard Davis, U. S. Airforce, * S/Sgt Edward C. Leen, U. S. Army, WWII
  • Cpl T5 Clarence I Quilling, U. S. Army, WWII
  • PFC Frank Manheimer, U. S. Army, WWI
  • Pvt. Wade Carter, U. S. Army, WWI

If you have any information about any of these veterans, you are asked to call 614-783-6862.

The MIAP works to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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