Knoxville ceremony honors life of East Tennessee Army veteran

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Corporal Alan Richeson wasn’t laid to rest alone when people he had never met in life came to honor his life and family.

On Monday, a group of fellow veterans and supporters honored the life of the Army veteran.

Richeson’s visitors were from the Patriot Guard Riders, a nonprofit group that ensures dignity and respect at veterans’ and first responders’ memorial services. The group formed a silent flagline and escort to Richeson’s final resting place.

“Mr. Richeson stood for us,” read the group’s Facebook post about the service.

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