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OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 1,000 strangers showed up to a homeless Oklahoma City veteran’s funeral. According to KFOR, Jerry Billings was a U.S. Navy aviation machinist airman who served his country in the 1960s. On Christmas Eve, the 69-year-old man passed away with no family to claim his remains.

Christine Hoffman, who works for the city, took it upon herself to find out more about the veteran and a post on social media helped fill the funeral.

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