Deceased war hero laid to rest in Fernley

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Updated: 9/03/2014 10:12 pm
FERNLEY, Nev. ( & 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.

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