• David Smith

Cemetery worker carries World War II veteran wife's grave


On April 28, 2018, George Boone, 96, who is a WWII veteran, came to see his wife's grave in Washington D.C.

Boone had traveled all the way to D.C. from North Carolina to see his beloved wife. Groups of people or soldiers usually come to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. "Boone requested to visit the grave site of his late wife, Alma, who passed away in 2007," according to Fox News.

In a rush to see his wife, he accidentally left his wheelchair behind. An employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, offered to help Boone by carrying him to Alma's grave. "He was such a caring young fellow, I felt like a toy in his arms," he told FOX5.

"Boone served as a B-25 pilot during World War II, and became a prisoner of war when he was shot down over Romania in 1943."

Boone was very overwhelmed by the kind man who carried him to his wife's grave. "Boone requested to see his wife's grave -- for what may be the last time," according to Fox5DC

Boone believes that without the young man's help, it would have been impossible for him to see his wife's grave. According to Fox News, Boone said, "I would like him to know how greatly I appreciate what he did."

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