HOPKINSVILLE, KY (WSMV) – On Thursday, a service was held for an unaccompanied veteran from Fort Campbell who recently passed away.

Army veteran, Albert Thomas Weakley of Christian County, died on January 1 at his home of natural causes. He was 89 years old.

"This man fought for his country, so we salute him, even if we didn't know this particular individual," said Navy Veteran Reid Snedaker.

Weakley has no surviving family members, so a graveside service was organized to see him off at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West on Thursday.

"I'm retired, but in a situation like this, that doesn't matter, this man served, and I felt this is the way to show my patriotism," said Navy Veteran Salty Warf.

Weakley served in the United States Army as a cook and was a clerk at Fort Campbell Civil Service more recently.

"The vow is you're still part of this even if you're no longer active. That's just what we do."

Lamb Funeral Home in Hopkinsville assisted with the arrangements.

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