1 Aug 2015 - Utah Unclaimed Veterans to Receive Military Funeral

Utah Unclaimed Veterans to Receive Military Funeral

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (July 12, 2015) – The MISSING IN AMERICA PROJECT will conduct its fourth mission in the State of Utah by honoring twenty-one veterans whose remains have been in the care of two area mortuaries, yet remained unclaimed. We will also be honoring two veterans who have been in the care of family who wish to have them included in this Service.

Services will be conducted with full military honors for the following 23 veterans at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 1st, at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Road in Riverton, UT.

Salt Lake County
Woodrow Isaac Burton (1951-2014) served in the US Army 1968-1970, Vietnam.
Robert Leroy Ele (1953-2013) served in the US Army 1972-1974, Vietnam
John M. Jones (1947-2014) served in the US Army 1968-1971 and 1974-1977, Vietnam
Keri K. Kuehn (1952-2013) served in the US Army 1972-1973, Vietnam
John Bredley Davenport (1943-2014) served in the US Navy 1963-1965, Vietnam
Gerhart Jansen (1919-2014) served in the US Navy 1943, WWII
John Mills Jeffers (1943-2014) served in the US Navy 1961-1964 and 1964-1974, Vietnam
James Saxton (1941-2014) served in the US Navy 1958-1960, Peace Time
James Weiss (1942-2014) served in the US Navy 1959-1960, Peace Time
Arent T. Sjursen III (1943-2013) served in the US Air Force 1961-1962, Peace Time

Weber County
Adrien Robert Boileau (1938-2003) served in the US Army 1956-1958, Peace Time
Paul S. Bronson, Jr. (1923-1996) served in the US Army 1942-1945 and 1946-1948, WWII, Air Medal
Eugene C. Christensen (1920-2000) served in the US Army 1939-1945, WWII
David Earl Conley (1942-2001) served in the US Army 1964-1966, Vietnam
Joseph William Hedgbeth (1927-1997) served in the US Army 1946-1949, WWII
Robert Muir (1918-2000) served in the US Army 1939-1960, WWII and Korea
David Reubin Beveridge (1937-2000) served in the US Navy 1954-1955, Korea
Danny Rae Brownlee (1940-2002) served in the US Navy 1958-1961, Peace Time
Louis William Dettling (1925-1999) served in the US Navy 1944-1945, WWII
Melvin Moore (1938-2002) served in the US Navy 1960-1962, Peace Time
Larry Eugene Peterson (1939-2001) served in the US Air Force 1957-1960, Peace Time

By Request of Family
Brian Gilbert Youell (1948-2015) served in the US Army 1970-1972, Vietnam
Hershel E. Nicholson, Sr. (1911-1998) served U.S. Army 1934-1936, Peace Time
And U.S. Navy 1943-1945, WWII

The purpose of the MISSING IN AMERICA PROJECT is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations; to provide honor and respect to those who have served this country, by securing a final resting place for these forgotten heroes. MIAP is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization. For more information, visit www.miap.us.

Deseret Memorial Mortuary is donating their hearse and driver to carry the cremains which will be escorted by members of the MISSING IN AMERICA PROJECT, a Veterans Recovery Program, with large American flags flying on motorcycles followed by other participating veterans focused motorcycle organizations, cars and other vehicles.

Service Details:

Date:                            August 1, 2015
Place:                           Deseret Mortuary
Address:                      36 East 700 South, Salt Lake City, 84111
Line Up Time:             7:00 am
Departure Time:           8:15 am

Place of Interment:      Utah Veterans Memorial Park (UVMP) Chapel
Address:                      17111 So. Camp Williams Road, Riverton, 84065
Time:                           9:00 am

Government officials, the public and media are invited to attend. Government officials please RSVP to Roger Graves at the email shown in the contact information.

For information and/or pre-event media coverage:
Roger Graves – MIAP State Coordinator                    Crystal Graves – MIAP Asst. State Coordinator
435-272-7541                                                              435-272-7540

1 Aug 2015 - On Dreams of Dixie, A Documentary Film

On Dreams of Dixie - World Premier | Aug. 1, 2015

We invite you to attend the World Premier of "On Dreams of Dixie" to be held in Saint George, Utah Desert Hills High School

Location: 828 East Desert Hills Drive - St. George, Utah 84790

Public Showing: 8:45pm

The public showing of the premier will be at 8:45 p.m. and will be on a first come, first served basis. Theater seating is limited to 900 occupants.

5 Aug 2015 - Veterans Legal Clinic

WHAT: Talk to an attorney at no cost
WHEN: The 1st Wednesday of each month, 5:30PM to 7:00PM

WHERE: St. George CBOC
230 No. 1680 East, Bldg. N
St. George, UT 84790

Please click here for flyer:  Veterans Legal Clinic

For more information contact:
HUD-VASH/Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Homeless & Justice Clinical Recovery Program
St. George Community Based Outpatient Clinic
230 N 1680 E, Building N, St. George, UT 84790
Office: (435) 634-7608, ext. 6020/opt. 7
Fax: (435) 674-0092

15 Aug 2015 - Military Appreciation Day

Special park activities and FREE day-use at 42 Utah state parks for all active service members, veterans and their families.


19 Aug 2015 - VCSU Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting 
Veterans Coalition of Southern Utah
2:00 p.m.
St. George Library, 88 W. 100 South, St. George, UT
Basement Room B

22 Sep 2015 - American Legion Post 711 Meeting

Post #711 Meeting, Ivins Nursing Home, 7:00 p.m.

23 Sep 2015 - American Legion Post 90 Meeting

6:30 p.m. Post 90 General Membership Meeting and Potluck.