World War II Veteran Finally Laid To Rest

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JEFFERSON BARRACKS, MO (KTVI)-- After waiting longer than 8 months, a fallen American hero was finally laid to rest Friday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Ted Koviak's family delayed holding his military funeral after he passed, hoping the health of Ted's wife would improve.

Instead they held a memorial at the American legion that had military honors for Ted's decorated service in the army.

Ted's wife passed away last week, and planning Ted’s military funeral hit a brief obstacle.

A few phone calls back and forth with Jefferson City, and the Koviak family was granted a military funeral for Ted at Jefferson Barracks.

A well deserved service for a highly decorated hero, who chose to keep his time in the United States Army to himself.

Friday afternoon, Ted Koviak was remembered as a bronze star recipient soldier, but also as an outstanding father, brother and friend.

Ted's family legacy includes one daughter, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Undoubtedly Ted’s most treasured life achievement.