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Veterans asking public to attend funeral service for Conway Navy vet

Sheldon Shepherd (Photo from Goldfinch Funeral Home)

Local veterans groups are rallying around a Conway veteran who passed away in his home on Sunday.

Sheldon T. Shepherd, 67, died on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, according to an obituary.

Shepherd was a US Navy veteran who proudly served as a SEAL team member in the Vietnam war and received two bronze stars for valor and a purple heart.

He was also the CEO of the Shepherd Center, an addiction treatment facility in Conway, the obituary stated.

Now, the Combat Vets Association-34 is looking to make sure the service for Shepherd is well attended.

The visitation is happening at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 20, at Goldfinch’s Chapel in Conway.

A military ceremony is planned for February at the national cemetery in Florence.

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