Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Veteran's Same Sex Spouse Buried in National Cemetary
Air force veteran Linda Campbell made history today when she buried her deceased spouse at Willamette National Cemetery. Linda was married to Nancy Lynchild, who passed away in December 2012. Before the repeal of DOMA in June 2013, Linda sought to have her spouse buried in Willamette National Cemetery. (Veterans are entitled to be buried in national cemeteries, as are their spouses and dependents.) Nancy Lynchild is the first same sex spouse of a veteran to be buried in a national cemetery.
You can read more about Linda's fight to have Nancy buried at Willamette National Cemetery in the Oregonian article by clicking on the photo below: