MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Families of Mid-South soldiers buried in the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery say their fallen loved ones have been forgotten. Outraged by conditions at the cemetery, one family contacted the Action News 5 Investigators for action!
Duard Dewain Mangum served his country for 37 years. When the 78-year-old retired army veteran died in April, he was buried at the West Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery.
Since then, for Dawn Cratin, there's been a lot of unrest over her father's final resting place.
"They served our country, and they deserved to be honored, and I don't feel like he's being honored - none of them," Cratin said in a recent interview.
Each time Cratin visits the cemetery, she documents the deteriorating condition of her father's grave and the grounds around him.