CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - U.S. Army WWII veteran Evelio Ortiz was laid to rest Friday morning at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery. A Purple Heart recipient, Ortiz had the opportunity to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery but chose his home in Texas.
Ortiz was a part of the Normandy invasion on D-Day. He was buried with full military honors.
Ortiz died at the age of 97 after battling with congestive heart failure for some time.
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