Vietnam vet holds yard sale to pay for own funeral

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) – Driving through town, you often come across yard sales. Everyone has a different reason for cleaning out the house or just trying to make some extra cash.

But for one Cambria County man, there’s a bigger reason he’s selling his belongings.

One man is selling his items to pay for a funeral and two strangers have stepped up to help.

For several weeks, Willie Davis has been setting up his blue canopy and selling his possessions in a yard sale in Brownstown.

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Last month, David Dunkleberger was one of his customers.

“At the end, when we bought a few things, he said to me, ‘If you know of anybody else interested, I’m trying to sell all my stuff to pay for a funeral.’ And when I said, ‘Whose funeral?’ He said, ‘Mine,'” Dunkleberger said.

That didn’t sit well with Dunkleberger, so he went back out to the car to tell his friend, Ed Sheets.

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“It broke your heart, hearing the story, and we just decided we had to do something to try and help him, try to make his life a little bit easier,” Sheets said.

Davis is a Navy veteran who served for six years, starting in 1970. He served during the Vietnam War.

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