Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery to conduct burial honors for unclaimed veterans


BATON ROUGE, La.—The staff of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will conduct burial honors for 26 unclaimed veterans on Thursday, June 23 at 10 a.m. Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Joey Strickland, COL (USA Retired) encourages the public, as well as members of all local veterans service organizations, to attend to honor these veterans for their service.

“We owe the men and women who have served our country a debt of gratitude, and that includes a burial with dignity,” said Secretary Strickland. “These veterans do not have any relatives; however, we as a community will stand in the gap to honor them at their final resting place.”

The cemetery staff, in partnership with multiple parish coroner’s offices and LDVA veterans assistance counselors, worked to locate the families of these veterans, but none were found. Over the past two years, 50 unclaimed veterans were interred at LDVA’s five veterans cemeteries.

The 26 veterans being honored are:

    • PFC Hubert Allen Arnold, Army
    • SN Joseph John Shupshinski, Navy
    • LCPL Donald Theodore Bender, Marine Corps
    • CPL Carl Bernard Tipton, Marine Corps
    • ADRAN Ronald Sprague Parker, Navy
    • SRA John Glenn Hoogacker, Air Force
    • PFC Alvin Joseph Paul, Army
    • SP4 Welton Brumfield, Army
    • SGT Thomas Channell, Marine Corps
    • PFC Terry John Jabert, Marine Corps
    • SA Harold Joseph Jefferson, Navy
    • CPL Earl P. Roberts, Jr., Marine Corps
    • SK2 Claus Lehualani Roberts, Navy
    • YNSA Richard P. Stamper, Navy
    • PVT Ronald C. Vaden, Marine Corps
    • A1C Horace R. West, Air Force
    • A3C Richard Edward Sablom, Air Force
    • FM Daniel Arnold Roberts, Navy
    • SP4 Dennis Dunlop, Army
    • PV1 Edward Dyson, Army
    • Kennedy Harrison, Navy
    • SP4 Barney Jones, Army
    • SSGT Raymond Milly, Marines
    • PVT David Rodriguez, Army
    • SP4 Marjorie Curry, Army
    • BM2 Walter Morvant, Navy

Seating under the committal shelter is limited. The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery is located at 34888 Grantham College Drive in Slidell.  For more information about the service or the cemetery, call 985.646.6458 or email


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