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Ute Belasco lost her husband, Roman, earlier this month and is trying to honor his life with a proper funeral. Ute Belasco lost her husband, Roman, earlier this month and is trying to honor his life with a proper funeral.

Ute Belasco, the widow of Vietnam veteran Roman Belasco honored her husband's life Saturday morning with the help of the local VFW.

Belasco said she was worried no one would show up to attend his funeral, which she originally had to arrange by herself.

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. 

The VFW will be hosting Roman's funeral this Saturday, and expects around 100 people to show up.

Galvin said the VFW is also helping Belasco get all of her affairs in order.

Roman, a Vietnam veteran served in the United States military for 20 years. He was 65 years old when he died.

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