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One of the last living veterans to have served in World War II passed away last Tuesday at the age of 107. According to documents, Roscoe Ramsey Cassidy was the oldest surviving WWII veteran hailing from the state of Kentucky–he was born in 1907. Cassidy returned home to the Bluegrass State after being honorably discharged following the war, and he lived out his life in Bath County, always reminding people how happy he was to have served, and that he’d be proud to do it again.
Attributing a “single shot” of moonshine every day to his vitality, Cassidy also consistently shared the words, “I hope you never die and I live forever,” with those closest to him. He was known for his intelligible sense of humor and standing up for any cause deemed necessary to defend the name of American patriotism.
However, seemingly aware that his days on Earth were narrowing down, Cassidy confided a short while ago to his family and a few close companions that he was worried no one would attend his funeral, as he had outlived nearly all his friends.
The case was anything but.
After details of Cassidy’s passing and funeral arrangements were shared on the internet via a member of the Patriot Guard and someone on Reddit, dozens showed up to line the streets of Cassidy’s hometown, Owingsville, on Saturday to give him the more than honorable send-off that he deserved.
As you can see, Cassidy’s funeral was one filled with unbridled patriotism, which he undoubtedly would have loved.
Thank you for your service, Mr. Cassidy. It’s pretty apparent you’ll live on in the hearts of those dearest to you, and you will not be forgotten any time soon. .