Alabama officer stands in rainstorm procession to honor 100-year-old WWII veteran | Saint-Louis news headlines
MOBILE, AL (WPMI / CNN) – A lone policeman stood at attention as it rained to honor a WWII soldier.
On Monday, the funeral procession for Private First Class Robert Lee Serling was held in Spanish Fort, Alabama. As the procession made its way to the cemetery, Mt. Vernon’s police officer Newman Brazier was unaware that his commitment and respect would attract much attention.
“He was standing right there to attention when we walked by there. Everybody at the Camile Center said something about it after we got up there and said man did you see that. cop over there soaked to attention, it took an effect on these guys, especially the vets, that somebody up there would do that, what an honor, ”recalled Eddie Irby Jr., president. and founder of the 92nd Buffalo Soldier Division WWII.
Officer Brazier said he crossed jurisdictions with his patrol lights after hearing Serling pass.
“I felt he wanted to be recognized,” the officer said. “I felt that coming from a small town like Mount Vernon, he could do what he did, and he can get through, and nobody realizes and respects him. It was my goal, to leave everyone in that area, that he was there, that he was passing by, even if it was for the last time. “
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