He served his country. A new county program helped his family pay their respects

The Tillman family invited us to the open-casket funeral for Vietnam veteran George Tillman on Dec. 6, 2018. A new program provides free funerals for families who could not otherwise afford ceremonies for their deceased loved ones.
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The Tillman family invited us to the open-casket funeral for Vietnam veteran George Tillman on Dec. 6, 2018. A new program provides free funerals for families who could not otherwise afford ceremonies for their deceased loved ones.

Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks covers Sacramento County and the cities and suburbs beyond the capital. She’s previously worked at The New York Times and NPR, and is a former Bee intern. She graduated from UC Berkeley, where she was the managing editor of The Daily Californian.