Man found buried in shallow grave in backyard to get proper burial with full military honors

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An elderly veteran found buried in a shallow grave in an Erie backyard will soon be laid to rest with full military honors.

85-year-old Vincent Force was found in a shallow grave behind 229 West 5th Street in July.  VFW Post 470 has claimed the remains and members are working on a full military burial with honors. 

Force served in Korea for nearly two years in the mid-50’s.  Post 470 Commander George Tanner telling Action News that a number of VFW’s want to participate in the service, and efforts are underway to bring plans together soon.

Two people described as Force’s in-home caregivers are being charged with a number of crimes.

Stay tuned for more information.

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