Vet who died in prison gets national cemetery plot
By DAN ELLIOTT
Associated Press Writer
DENVER (AP) -- Some military veterans are angry that a World War II soldier who died in prison after pleading guilty to killing his wife is scheduled to be buried Tuesday in Denver's Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Raymond R. Sawyer, a former Marine from Colorado, died Aug. 11 in a Tucson, Ariz., state prison while serving 13 years for second-degree murder.
His wife, Frances A. Sawyer, was found strangled in August 1981 in Glendale, Ariz., where the couple lived. The case remained unsolved for 26 years.
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Is it only a family matter where a loved one is buried?
Who should make the decision, who is to buried in our National Cemeteries?
If a soldier serves honorably, is this the only qualification or does how he lives the rest of his life factor into the equation?
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