Updated: Saturday, 21 Nov 2009, 2:18 PM MST
Published : Saturday, 21 Nov 2009, 2:18 PM MST
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A World War II veteran whose body went unclaimed has been buried
by fellow veterans in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe.
The veterans made sure John Quincy Lott - who spent 25 years in the military - received an honor guard, a folded American flag, prayers and a rifle salute.
Lott, who was born in 1917, died Oct. 12 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Albuquerque.
His only child, a daughter living in Massachusetts, didn't have the money to come claim the body, and he had no other relatives.
A neighbor who was his caretaker found a card showing he was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
She contacted the VFW, and veterans groups around the state raised money for services.
Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican