Gov. Kim Reynolds paid her respects Friday to three Iowa veterans. The men died without leaving behind any living family members.

John Fernandez Jr., passed away on Apr. 11, 2006, in Iowa City. He was 64 years old. Fernandez was a Private in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as a rifleman. He received the Good Conduct Medal for his service.

Raymond Hines passed away on Mar. 17. 2003, in Des Moines. He was 81 years old. Hines held the rank of TEC 5 in the U.S. Army and served in Europe and the Philippines during World War II. He received the Victory Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four bronze stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Army of Occupation Medal and the Asian-Pacific Theater Ribbon.

James Watson passed away on Apr. 20, 2003, in Des Moines. He was 72 years old. Watson held the rank of Tech Corporal in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Defense Medal with three service stars.

The memorial service was hosted by the Missing in America Project, a nonprofit organization with a mission of burying poor or forgotten veterans, and held at Hamilton’s Funeral Home in West Des Moines. The veterans were interred at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel with full military honors.