FILE PHOTO: A family in Arkansas is asking military members to come to their child's funeral in full dress uniform.
Photo: Joan Greenman/Pixabay
Photo: Joan Greenman/Pixabay

Family asks military members to come to child’s funeral in full uniform

The 5-year-old died last week after a 3-year battle, KTHV reported.

According to River’s obituary, “Oakley spent most of this life, fighting to live and did it with a smile on his face. In between hospital stays, Oakley spent his free time driving his power wheels and shooting his toy guns. He often talked about being an “Army Man,” as he called it, when he grew up.”


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The child’s parents are now asking current and past members of the military to come to their son’s funeral Tuesday, dressed in full dress uniform to honor their son’s dream.

The service will be held at Cullendale First Baptist Church in Camden, Arkansas, with burial following at Furr Cemetery in Locust Bayou, Arkansas.

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