FERNLEY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A decorated war hero and victim of a crime decades ago was remembered on Wednesday. The remains of George Benson Webster were laid to rest at Fernley's Veteran's Cemetery.
Webster was a war hero. He met his death 34 years ago somewhere in Washoe County after he returned home from service. Authorities say he was the victim of a crime. His remains were discovered in a Storey County septic tank last year.
Webster is survived by a son, who never knew him.
A volunteer with the Storey County Sheriff's Office, who works at a mortuary, put this ceremony together.
"It's sad for the family to not know his father," said Katherine Baran. "To grow up without a father and find out later that he was a hero and I can't wait to find out why he won the bronze star."
In fact, Webster was awarded two Bronze Stars. Investigators are still trying to solve this crime.