New memorial service for WWII vet improperly buried in cardboard box

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SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. —

A new memorial service is in the works in Sumter County for a WWII veteran who was improperly buried in a cardboard box.

Crews discovered Lawrence Davis Jr.'s remains in April during a raise-and-realign project at the Florida National Cemetery.

The Department of Veteran Affairs doesn't have the power to buy caskets for veterans.

So the cemetery's owner has offered to give a free casket to make things right.