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Final Salute: Veteran Dons Uniform on His Deathbed

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U.S. Army veteran Justus Belfield, 98, salutes from his bed on Veterans Day after donning his uniform for one last time at the Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia, New York on Nov. 11, 2014. Belfield, who served in the army for 16 years including World War II, died the next day on Nov. 12.
U.S. Army veteran Justus Belfield, 98, salutes from his bed on Veterans Day after donning his uniform for one last time at the Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia, New York on Nov. 11, 2014. Belfield, who served in the army for 16 years including World War II, died the next day on Nov. 12.Nancy McKiernan / Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center via Reuters

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A proud soldier to the end, U.S. Army veteran Justus Belfield, 98, saluted from his nursing home bed in upstate N.Y. on Veterans Day after donning his uniform for one last time. He died the next day.

Belfield served in the army for 16 years, including World War II.

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