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Widow of Vietnam veteran works to honor husband

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When Ute Belasco's husband Roman passed away, she felt a series of emotions. From sadness, loneliness, and even anger- she wasn't sure where to turn. 

'It's like your brain dies for a while," said Belasco.

Roman, a Vietnam veteran served in the United States military for 20 years. Belasco remembers those years fondly. 

With nowhere to turn and unsure of what to do, she did know one thing: 'I knew he needed the honor,' said Belasco. 

Her neighbor reached out to some veterans services in hopes she would have the support of some of his fellow veterans. 

'We can't let a veteran down, we really need[ed] to help," said Cynthia Galvin.

Galvin is with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, she says when she heard Belasco's story it was tough news to hear. "We have a saying, never leave a comrade behind, so we had to go and help," said Galvin. 

Which meant planning a proper memorial for Roman Belasco. "Being a veteran myself, we can't let a fellow comrade be alone," said Galvin. 

That's not all, Galvin says the VFW is also helping Belasco get all of her affairs in order.

Roman Belasco was 65 years old. 

His memorial will take place on Saturday, September 30th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at American Legion Post 38 on 6685 Southmoor Drive in Fountain.

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