At the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Paying Tribute to the Forgotten Soldiers

The Dallas Police report

says only that Andres Muniz was found dead on the morning on July 1, behind

Elmer's Drive-In Grocery

on Riverfront, near Commerce Street. Cause of death, per the report: "Unexplained ... unknown causes." He had no known address; Muniz was homeless.

He does, though, have a final resting spot today, courtesy the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program and the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders, who rendered honors. Cynthia Vega attended Muniz's funeral this afternoon at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, where the Marine was buried with two other homeless Army vets: Michael Reagan Gilmore and Herman Dunlop. Muniz, known as "Andy," was 50 and served from 1979 till '83.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >