A vet’s final salute

Justus Belfield, 98, of upstate New York, had his moments of fame this week when this picture of him saluting in uniform from his nursing home bed raced around social media.

He spent 17 years in the military and said he always wanted to remain in the military.

He died yesterday morning.

  • Robert Moffitt

    If he ends up in a military cemetery (as I plan to), he will get his wish. All of the standard white marble headstones identify the deceased by the rank they last held, even if that was many years ago. There, surrounded by our brothers and sisters in arms, we all are in the military again. RIP, Sgt. Belfield.