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10/28/2014 06:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Internet Rallies For 107-Year-Old WWII Vet Who Worried No One Would Attend His Funeral

Before Roscoe Cassidy died last week, the WWII veteran was concerned no one would attend his funeral.

He needn't have worried.

Cassidy, who died last Tuesday at 107, told his family he'd outlived so many of his friends there'd be no one left to show up at his funeral, reports WAVE. Thanks to groups like the Patriot Guard and Reddit, dozens of well-wishers attended Cassidy's service on Saturday, armed with American flags and salutes.

"It's important for us to be at these funerals and to support these veterans and show them that somebody cares and show the community that they've got a lot of people behind them," Patriot Guard State Captain Danny Valentine told WKYT, explaining his group's mission.

Roscoe's son, Mike, told Lex18 his dad "loved his shot of moonshine every day and he said that was his secret to life."

As for the strangers who came to see him off, Mike says "I think it would bring tears to [Roscoe's] eyes. He would just be so pleased."

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