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The unclaimed veteran
Military funeral held for county vet without family
Funeral 1 (W)
Members of the Patriot Guard Riders salute as Army Specialist Ronald Baker Thomas’ casket is placed in a hearse in Lexington. The Patriot Guard, riding 30 to 40 motorcycles, joined the procession from Lexington to Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Richland County. (Provided by David West)
U.S. Army Specialist (ret.) Ronald Baker Thomas was 73 years old when he died Sept. 8 at his home on Ridgeway Road in Lugoff. During the next 30 days, Kershaw County Coroner David West searched for family members to notify.