- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - The eastern Indiana gravesite of a World War II veteran is finally receiving a military marker nearly a quarter-century after his death.

The (Muncie) Star Press reports (https://tspne.ws/2piVsHo ) a bronze marker noting David C. Gray’s service as an Army sergeant was recently dropped off at a Delaware County cemetery.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office investigator Jeff Stanley says the marker was apparently never placed on Gray’s unmarked grave in Miller Cemetery in southern Wells County. He says the marker has an incorrect middle initial for Gray.

Stanley says Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited is submitting paperwork to the Army for a new military marker with Gray’s correct name. Wearly Monuments of Muncie has also offered to install the marker free of charge.

The 81-year-old Gray died in a Muncie nursing home in1993.

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Information from: The Star Press, https://www.thestarpress.com

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