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Strangers attend funeral for Colorado veteran without family

People gathered to say goodbye to a veteran who didn't have any family to attend his funeral.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A veteran who died without any family nearby was buried Friday, but Clyde Baldwin was not alone when he was laid to rest.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Department (VFW) of Colorado put out a request earlier this week for anyone to attend and honor the retired Air Force member’s service. Nearly 4,000 people shared the post on Facebook.

A crowd of people showed up to Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs on Friday, despite the cold and the snow.

Staff Sgt. Baldwin, 91, served 20 years in the Air Force, from 1950 to 1970. He was from Kansas and has a 93-year-old sister who is still living, but she couldn't make the trip.

You can watch more on Friday's funeral service in this video from our content partner, KRDO.

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