Homeless Veteran Memorial Service Photo

America Legion honor guard member and retired United States Air Force Master Sgt. Harold Mankiewicz holds a flag to deliver a flag to family members of deceased 56 year old homeless veteran Robert Parkinson during a memorial service, at Cherished Ones Ministries, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Parkinson was found by first responders deceased at the site of a brush fire. Fire investigators believe that the cause of the fire, which killed Parkinson, was accidental. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

America Legion honor guard member and retired United States Air Force Master Sgt. Harold Mankiewicz holds a flag to deliver a flag to family members of deceased 56 year old homeless veteran Robert Parkinson during a memorial service, at Cherished Ones Ministries, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Parkinson was found by first responders deceased at the site of a brush fire. Fire investigators believe that the cause of the fire, which killed Parkinson, was accidental. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Robert Parkinson, a homeless veteran who had served in the United States Army, was found during a brush fire in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The Cherised Ones Ministry hosted a memorial service, Sunday, Oct. 18, which was attended by Parkinson’s family and members of the community. To read more about Parkinson and homelessness in the area, go to http://www.inlander.com/spokane/a-loners-legacy/Content?oid=2591929

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