It’s always heartwarming when you hear about this…RIP Mr. Gilmore:
A Vietnam veteran who received the Purple Heart died without a home or any close relatives, but after friends arranged for a proper burial, some 200 people paid their respects at his funeral in Kansas Thursday.
Many who attended were strangers and fellow vets who learned his story after he died.
Eton Gilmore spent most of his days in an abandoned house with no gas or electricity in Kansas City, Mo., Fox 4 reports. He drove a taxi after the war but eventually started living in his car or in abandoned homes, the station adds.