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Ceremonial Unit Honors Vietnam Vet, Shooting Victim


September 17, 2018

The Transylvania County Honor Guard stands at attention during a dry ceremony. (Courtesy photo)

On Sept. 11, despite a torrential rainstorm, members of the Transylvania County Honor Guard proved that their mission to honor a fallen brother outweighs any adversity as they performed their ceremony of respect for shooting victim Waybern Coy Shelton. As far as this team was concerned, Shelton, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, would receive a burial with military honors, no matter what the obstacle.

Ominous skies moved over Brevard as the team gathered at 1:30 p.m. The team provided six pallbearers, two columns of flags and rifles and full in-ranks members for the service. The pallbear...

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