Army Cpl. Stephen P. Nemec, 21, killed during the Korean War on November 2, 1950, has been accounted for and is returning to the United States for burial at New Bern National Cemetery.
On Friday, June 28, 2019, Cpl. Nemec will be flown into RDU and then transported to New Bern where he will be received by Veterans groups and members of the public who will assemble to hold flags on Neuse Boulevard as his procession arrives. The public is invited to gather at Cotten Funeral Home at 3pm. Some flags will be available for distribution, but participants are encouraged to bring their own.
Visitation for Cpl. Nemec will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. which will be preceded by a brief ceremony at 5:30 p.m. wherein he will be awarded the Purple Heart. The next day, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Cotten Funeral Home Chapel to honor his life and legacy of service to our Great Nation. He will then be laid to rest at New Bern National Cemetery with full military honors. The visitation and the service for Cpl. Nemec are open to the public.
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