Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) Mr. Dennis E. Reidy, the homeless U.S. veteran who was found deceased on January 23, 2018 in a wooded area off Chariot Street in Lexington, will be buried with honor thanks to the efforts of Lexington County’s Coroner Margaret Fisher, American Legion Post 193, and the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Although the date for Mr. Reidy’s service has not been finalized, it will be released to the public when it becomes available and everyone is welcome to attend.
The SC Patriot Guard Riders, along with many other groups committed to the respectful remembrance of veterans, will be present to honor Mr. Reidy’s life and service to our country, according to Mrs. Fisher. She has been instrumental in working to coordinate Reidy’s service so that he would be buried as a veteran who earned the respect of our country, not as a homeless pauper.
Although the Lexington County Coroner’s Office is unable to accept any donations, they have said they would like to express their appreciation to all who have offered to assist with the arrangements for Mr. Reidy. If anyone would like to make a donation in his memory, they are certainly welcome to do so. The Patriot Guard Riders, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and several other organizations dedicated to assisting and remembering U.S. veterans will gratefully accept any donations you would offer.