A news report about the USS Iowa gun turret explosion in 1989.
Hundreds of Strangers Attend Homeless Vet's Funeral
Nearly 1,000 strangers showed up to a homeless Oklahoma City veteran's funeral. Jerry Billings was a U.S. Navy aviation machinist airman who served his country in the 1960s. On Christmas Eve, the 69-year-old man passed away with no family to claim his remains. Christine Hoffman, who works for the city, took it upon herself to find out more about the veteran. "I've done other funerals, and I'm like the only one that was there," Hoffman said. Fortunately, this funeral was different, thanks to thousands of shares about the funeral service on social media.