WYANDOTTE (WWJ) – He died nearly 100 years ago. And now, plans are in place to give a World War One veteran — buried here in Southeast Michigan — the proper military funeral he never received.
Where he is from, no one is exactly sure, but what is known about Michael Doyle is that he served in WWI in France and died while in Wyandotte in 1922 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery.READ MORE: Fund Pays Back Tax Debt Of 1,600 Detroit Homeowners
It recently came to the attention of local members of the American Legion in Wyandotte that Doyle never received a proper military funeral.
Commander of American Legion Post 217, Bob Salamon, says that will soon change.READ MORE: Detroit Man Charged In Connection With Son's Fatal Shooting
“We do from 150-200 funerals a year,” he says. “And this by far is the most moving thing to me because this guy died 93 years ago.”
Doyle will be the center of special service on July 25.MORE NEWS: Henry Ford Health Looking Overseas For Nurses
“To be able to do something like this is just a great thing,” says Salamon.