Veterans’ stories at Florida National Cemetery

UCF students uncover veterans’ stories at Florida National Cemetery


There was no one to write the obituary when U.S. Army veteran Leroy Quick died.

His wife was already deceased;

they never had children.

Leroy Quick,

a New York native

who served in both world wars,

was buried at the Florida National Cemetery in 1988.

He was likely 90 when he died,

although some records gave conflicting information.

“His legacy was probably forgotten,”

said Evan Murray, 20, an aspiring historian.

“At least until now.”

Scenes from Florida National Cemetery near Bushnell, Fla., photographed Friday, May 19, 2017. Nearly 130,000 veterans and military civilians are interred at the cemetery, which opened in 1988. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)

(Joe Burbank)